British Economic and Social History, 1050-1500

Course Material 2021/22

Although this paper covers the economic, social, religious and cultural history of almost five hundred years of British history, there is ample scope for students, in consultation with their supervisors, to concentrate their detailed work on a range of favoured themes and particular periods. Such selections might include topics as diverse as the impact of the Norman Conquest, monasticism, the rise of lay literacy, freedom and villeinage, the life-styles of landlords and peasants, the commercialisation of the economy, the rise and decline of towns, agricultural technology, the Black Death, peasant rebellions, and orthodoxy and heresy in the late middle ages.

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This material is intended for current students but will be interesting to prospective students. It is indicative only.