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Medieval migration: mapping the foreigner 1300-1550

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The National Archives

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Arriving from the widest reaches of Europe and beyond, England became home to hundreds of thousands of new residents between 1300 and 1550. From aristocrats to refugees, many came in search of work and rapidly adapted to English life.


We know a remarkable amount about these immigrants due to taxes on ‘alien residents’ between 1440 and 1487, the records for which survive at The National Archives. Professor Mark Ormrod (University of York) will unpack their personal stories and also look at the contribution of the immigrants to English social and economic life, and how it was fundamentally changed by their presence

Mark Ormrod is Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at the University of York, UK. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of the Society of Antiquaries, he is the author of many books and articles, including a major biography of Edward III (2011). He was the Principal Investigator for the project, ‘England’s Immigrants, 1330-1550’ (2012-15), funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in a collaboration between the University of York, The National Archives, and the Digital Humanities Institute, Sheffield.


This talk is part of the Summer Lecture Series exploring the theme 'Mapping and movement: people, place and power', which is generously sponsored by the Friends of The National Archives and supported by the Royal Historical Society.


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18:15 - 18:30 Arrival (the coffee bar and bookshop will be open)

18:30 - 19:15 Lecture

19:15 - 19:30 Q&A

19:30 - 20:30 Document display and networking

20:30 Close



The Summer Lecture Series is a programme of five lectures taking place across July and August exploring the theme 'Mapping movement: people, place and power'. Each of the talks draws upon The National Archives’ rich collections and provides an opportunity to see the documents behind the research.


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