By John Gillingham

Seven papers during this quantity take care of England, six (four of them in French) with northern and western France. One significant concentration is at the endowment and development of church buildings in England from the past due Anglo-Saxon interval to the early 13th century; a moment vital workforce appears to be like at struggle, uprising and castle-building in Normandy and Poitou. 3 papers examine the worth of charters and writs for an figuring out of political constructions in Anglo-Saxon and twelfth-century England; and there are experiences of the disclosing ways that attitudes to outsiders and insiders (Jews, and kindred) have been articulated in 11th- and twelfth-century Europe.Contributors: MARTIN AURELL, MARIE-PIERRE BAUDRY, PIERRE BAUDUIN, JULIA BOORMAN, NATALIE FRYDE, CHARLES INSLEY, STEPHEN MARRITT, VINCENT MOSS, DOMINIQUE PITTE, TIM TATTON-BROWN, PAMELA TAYLOR, MALCOLM THURLBY, ANN WILLIAMS.

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Thompson, ‘The Lords of Laigle: Ambition and Insecurity on the Border of Normandy’, ANS 18, 1995 (1996), 191–2. 23 Chronicle, éd. et trad. angl. R. C. Johnston, Oxford 1981, v. 457–8. 24 D. Crouch, ‘The Hidden History of the Twelfth Century’, HSJ 5, 1993, 113. Au sujet de la loyauté de Guillaume le Maréchal au roi, cf. 27 Et il nous faudrait percer la conscience de ces guerriers aristocratiques, sonder leurs cœurs et leurs reins, pour comprendre plus précisément les raisons de leur choix politique, somme toute, personnel et libre.

Only for the rural gilds of Devonshire is it made clear that women might be among the members; Adeleoua (Æthelgifu) appears at Woodbury and Godgith (Godgyth) at Exmouth (Thorpe, Diplomatarium, 608–10). 141 The statutes make little or no mention of the public responsibilities of gilds, for which see W. Urry, Canterbury under the Angevin Kings, London 1967, 124–31; Brooks, The Early History of the Church of Canterbury; Haslam, ‘Parishes, Churches, Wards and Gates in Eastern London’, 35–43. 24 Anglo-Norman Studies XXIV from their grieving relatives is to commit a double crime’.

Thegnly Piety and Ecclesiastical Patronage 23 for its deceased members, and if one of them should die at a distance, to fetch his body ‘to the place which he desired in his life’. Similar concerns appear elsewhere. 140 The gilds had other functions apart from these funerary duties. 141 But it is the emphasis on burial which seems primary, and (given that we are currently sitting on the field where so many English thegns and free men lost their lives) it is a theme worth pursuing just a little further.

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