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PAST Records Workshop: Medieval Legal Records

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The National Archives

Bessant Drive

Richmond

TW9 4DU

United Kingdom

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The Postgraduate Archival Skills Training (PAST) programme offers students a unique opportunity to obtain the skills and knowledge needed to undertake academic research using original records at The National Archives.

This Medieval Legal Records workshop will provide you with the essential skills to identify and access original source material amongst the legal records of central government. During each session you will receive tuition and guidance on a range of archival research skills from our medieval records specialists, and you will also undertake practical exercises involving hands-on document work.

The workshop will focus on the vast collection of medieval legal records held by The National Archives. The day will begin with an introduction to the medieval legal system and its processes, and the following sessions will focus on different areas of the law including: common law; the rise of equity courts; and the local administration of justice. At the end of the workshop you will have increased confidence in your ability to find and access previously challenging medieval legal documents, and to read and understand their contents.

This event is aimed at current taught postgraduate and PhD students, although other researchers are welcome to attend. There are no pre-requisites for attendance, although a basic understanding of Latin is recommended.

This is a one-day workshop on site at The National Archives. Tea and coffee at registration and lunch are provided.

For more information about the PAST programme please see The National Archives' website or email past@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk.

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Programme

Thursday 21 June 2018

09.30-10:00 Registration

10:00-11:00 Session 1: Introduction to Medieval Law

  • Overview of the Medieval Legal System

  • Processes and Language

  • Officials

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-12:30 Session 2: Common Law Courts (I) – King’s Bench

12:30-13:15 Lunch

13:15-14:15 Session 3: Common Law Courts (II) – Common Pleas

14:15-14:30 Break

14:30-15:30 Session 4: Equity Courts – Chancery and Council

15:30-16:30 Session 5: Local Justice

16:30-16:45 Wrap up and Questions

17:00 Close

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