Sumptuary Legislation and Conduct Literature in Late Medieval EnglandBy Ariadne WoodwardMaster’s Thesis, Concordia University, 2016Abstract: This study is an examination of attempts to control dress in late medieval England. Concerns about dress expressed in sumptuary legislation and conduct literature were demonstrative of deeper anxieties about gender, class, status, the interrelationship between medieval contemporaries, nationhood and morality.
Episcopal Virginity in Medieval EnglandBy Katherine HarveyJournal of the History of Sexuality, Volume 26, Number 2, 2017Introduction: In his classic study of medieval sainthood, André Vauchez outlines the qualities which characterised a saint-bishop in mid-twelfth-century Europe: ‘He was not expected to perform ascetic exploits or shine as a scholar, but be sober and temperate.
By Andrew Latham and Rand Lee Brown IIAs we discussed in our last column, the “Caroline War” started out as just another phase in that clash between the kingdoms of England and France that we have all agreed to mislabel the Hundred Years’ War. Very quickly, however, it would metastasize into something quite different: a kind of world war involving nearly every major power in Latin Christendom.
White, Black and Grey: recent discoveries at Aberdeen’s medieval friariesLecture by Alison CameronGiven at the NMS Auditorium on 13 March 2017Recent excavations at Robert Gordon’s College in Aberdeen have revealed 30 burials from the medieval Dominican (Black) friary as well as hints at remains of the buildings.