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The People of 1381, by Helen Lacey

Dr Helen Lacey

Mansfield College, University of Oxford

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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/