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The Independent Crusaders Project, by James Doherty

James Doherty

University of Leeds

Resource

Independent Crusaders Project

Discussion Questions

  • What kinds of sources have historians used to examine the crusading movement?
  • How would you define a crusader?
  • Judging by some of the sources on this site, what are some of the reasons why people went on crusade?

Teaching Modules

Further Reading

Constable, Giles, ‘The Historiography of the Crusades’, in The Crusades from the Perspective of Byzantium and the Muslim World, ed. by Angeliki E. Laiou and Roy P. Mottahedeh (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 2001), pp. 1–22.

Phillips, Jonathan, Defenders of the Holy Land: Relations between the Latin East and the West, 1119–1187 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996).

Throop, Susanna A., ‘Introduction: What Were the Crusades?’, in The Crusades: An Epitome (Leeds: Kismet Press, 2019).

To Cite this Page

Doherty, James, “The Independent Crusaders Project,” Middle Ages for Educators, July 22, 2020. Accessed [date]. http://middleagesforeducators.com/the-independent-crusaders-project-by-james-doherty/

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The People of 1381, by Helen Lacey

Dr Helen Lacey

Mansfield College, University of Oxford

Resources

People of 1381 Project

Petition of Margery Tany

Petition of Margery Tany, widow of Thomas Tany and executrix of his testament.

Discussion Questions

  1. What circumstantial details do we need to take into account when examining the two petitions of Margery Tawney?
  2. Why might women be underrepresented in the archival records of the revolt?
  3. What can this petition tell us about the role of law and justice in the rebellion of 1381?

Further Reading

A. Prescott, ‘‘Great and Horrible Rumour’’: Shaping the English Revolt of 1381’, The Routledge History Handbook of Medieval Revolt, ed. J. Firnhaber-Baker and D. Schoenaers (2016), p. 84.

S. Federico, ‘The Imaginary Society: Women in 1381’, Journal of British Studies, vol. 40, no. 2 (2001), pp. 159-183.

J. Barker, England Arise The People, the King and the Great Revolt of 1381 (2014)

To cite this page:

Lacey, Helen, “The People of 1381,” Middle Ages for Educators, July 22, 2020. Accessed [date].  http://middleagesforeducators.com/videos/the-people-of-1381-by-helen-lacey/