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dc.contributor.authorGibbs, Alexen
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-11T00:30:40Z
dc.date.available2019-01-11T00:30:40Z
dc.identifier.issn0144-0365
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/287792
dc.description.abstractFelony forfeiture has recently received attention by historians working in both politico-legal and economic traditions. However, its history within the context of local lordships remains underexplored. By utilising an exceptionally rich set of cases recorded in the court rolls of the manor of Worfield for the period c.1370-c.1600, this article explores the exercise of the franchisal rights to felons’ goods of one manorial lord. It demonstrates that these rights were extensive, and their application provides an excellent opportunity for historians to reconstruct the material living standards of late medieval villagers. It argues that the legal context of the manorial court makes the lists of goods recorded exceptionally valuable, in that the lives of the felons who owned these goods can be explored, highlighting this through one detailed case study. The conclusion also emphasises the importance of considering the collaboration of tenants in the manorial forfeiture process, and that this was likely a crucial element in the success of seigniorial enforcement of this franchise.
dc.titleFelony Forfeiture at the Manor of Worfield, C.1370-C.1600en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage277
prism.issueIdentifier3en
prism.publicationNameThe Journal of Legal Historyen
prism.startingPage253
prism.volume39en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.35107
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-05-25en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/01440365.2018.1532605en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-05-25en
dc.contributor.orcidGibbs, Alex [0000-0002-6832-7988]
dc.identifier.eissn1744-0564
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2018-11-06en
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