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The Last Patron of Tintern Abbey: The Family and Piety of Roger Bigod
(University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2016)
The purpose of this study is to assess the life of Roger Bigod with particular attention given to his piety, demonstrated through patronage and family connection. His political life is first examined with regards to his ...
From the King’s Will to the Law of the Land: English Forest Litigation in the Curia Regis Rolls, 1199-1243
While regulations governing the use of Medieval English land and game previously existed, William I implemented a distinct Anglo-Norman version of forest law after the Norman Conquest in 1066. Forests as a legal term, ...
Agents unto Themselves: Reconstructing the Narrative of Women’s Roles in the Anglo-Saxon Conversion
The legacy of Christianity in Britain is unique, as that region is one of very few known to have converted to the Christian faith twice. The conversion of Britain’s Anglo- Saxon newcomers demonstrates a confluence of ...
Elegit Domum sibi Placabilem: Choice and the Twelfth-Century Religious Woman
This dissertation probes medieval sources to identify how and why women made transformative choices in their own lives and analyzes the consequences of those choices. The major case study investigates the life of Marie ...