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Justice and Grace: Private Petitioning and the English Parliament in the Late Middle Ages

Gwilym Dodd


This book examines the private petition and its place in the late medieval English parliament (c.1270-1450), focussing on the key role of the English medieval parliament in hearing and determining the requests of the king's subjects. Until now, historians have focused on the political and financial significance of the English medieval parliament; this book offers a re-evaluation, placing the emphasis on parliament as a crucial element in the provision of royal government and justice. It looks at the nature of medieval petitioning, how requests were written, and how and why petitioners sought r ... More

Keywords: petition, king, monarchy, communities, medieval parliament, royal grace

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199202805
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202805.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gwilym Dodd, author
Lecturer in History, University of Nottingham
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