LMS Interdisciplinary Research Seminar, PIMS, 4 March, 3:10 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the first LMS Interdisciplinary Research Seminar at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
3:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Room A, PIMS
59 Queen’s Park Crescent East
Toronto

Policing Sanctuary in Medieval English Cities

Abstract (Duggan)

Presented by:

Dr. Kenneth F. Duggan
Mellon Fellow and LMS Candidate

This paper will discuss the use and abuse of sanctuary in thirteenth-century England, with a particular focus on the cities of London and Lincoln. It will also discuss how those who lived in cities might have felt that policing sanctuaries was more difficult in urban centres than it was in rural England. In doing so, this paper will demonstrate how those who lived in cities expected justices to be more lenient when it came to collective penalties levied against them for failures in peacekeeping duties that related to criminal cases involving fugitives who fled to sanctuary.