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The People of 1381, by Helen Lacey

Dr Helen Lacey

Mansfield College, University of Oxford


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].

Course Materials Tool Talk

Domesday Book Data Analysis using Excel and PASE, by Jennifer Edwards

Jennifer C. Edwards

Professor and Chair of History, Manhattan College

Tools and Repositories

The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England 




Sources Used for this Demo

Manhattan College. (2020). Assigment: Domesday Book Analysis. History 337: Britain to 1688. New York, New York: Jennifer C. Edwards.

Domesday Book at the Internet History Sourcebook:

Further Reading:

Domesday book online:

Domesday Book at the National Archives

To cite this page:

Edwards, Jennifer. “Domesday Book Data Analysis using Excel and PASE, by Jennifer EdwardsMiddle Ages for Educators, July 12, 2020. Accessed [date].