Helen Lacey, Mansfield College, University of Oxford
A video tour and introduction to the People of 1381 Project.
Provides examples of ways the to use the People of 1381 Project for teaching and research
- Orientation to the website: 0.38
- Background to the risings: 1:43
- Discussion of primary source material: 6:55
- Petition of Margery Tany
- Petition of Margery Tany, widow of Thomas Tany and executrix of his testament.
- What circumstantial details do we need to take into account when examining the two petitions of Margery Tawney?
- Why might women be underrepresented in the archival records of the revolt?
- What can this petition tell us about the role of law and justice in the rebellion of 1381?
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).
Lacey, Helen, “The People of 1381,” Middle Ages for Educators, July 22, 2020. Accessed [date]. https://middleagesforeducators.princeton.edu/node/186/