By John C. Appleby, Paul Dalton
With a few striking exceptions, the topic of outlawry in medieval and early-modern English heritage has attracted rather little scholarly cognizance. This quantity is helping to deal with this important hole in scholarship, and inspire extra examine of the topic, through proposing a chain of latest reviews, in accordance with unique learn, that tackle major gains of outlawry and illegal activity over an intensive time period. the quantity casts very important gentle on, and increases provocative questions about, the definition, ambiguity, type, motives, functionality, adaptability, influence and illustration of outlawry in this interval. It additionally is helping to light up social and governmental attitudes and responses to outlawry and criminal activity, which concerned the pursuits of either church and nation. From assorted views, the contributions to the quantity deal with the complicated relationships among outlaws, the societies during which they lived, the legislation and secular and ecclesiastical professionals, and, in doing so, show a lot in regards to the strengths and obstacles of the constructing kingdom in England. by way of its breadth and the compelling curiosity of its material, the amount will attract a large viewers of social, criminal, political and cultural historians.
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4, pp. 673–4; D. Crouch, ‘Roger, Second Earl of Warwick (d. 1153)’, in ODNB, vol. 47, p. W. Hollister, ‘Warenne, William (II) de, Second Earl of Surrey [Earl Warenne] (d. 1138)’, in ODNB, vol. 57, p. 406. 105 The possibility is consistent with the politics of the early years of King Stephen’s reign (1135– 54). 108 Turning to Gaimar’s Estoire, a work certainly written during Stephen’s reign, more examples of enemies of Hereward whose historical existence and connections with Hereward are quite plausible can be found.
176. A variant of this name was Laiswold. ), in Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, and Whitton in Lincolnshire; a tenancy later held in 1166 by his grandson Sewall (Sewaldus in Latin) from William I de Ferrers, Henry’s greatgrandson, and assessed then at nine knights’ fees. It is significant that Saswalo’s relatives appear in a number of twelfth-century documents associated with the Ferrers family, some of which show that they held land in Tutbury, the town associated in Gaimar’s Estoire with Hereward’s killer, Ralph de Dol.
134, 136; Roffe, 75 76 The Outlaw Hereward ‘the Wake’: His Companions and Enemies 27 of Ivo Taillebois as one of Hereward’s enemies in the Gesta Herwardi and Liber Eliensis is more than plausible. Another Norman lord who appears in the Gesta as hostile to Hereward, Robert Malet (d. 1105 x 1107), was the son and heir of William Malet, lord of GravilleSainte-Honorine, near Le Havre. 80 Like Ivo, Robert was a leading figure in the Norman regime in England and had strong ties by 1086, if not before, with the areas where Hereward was active.
Outlaws in Medieval and Early Modern England by John C. Appleby, Paul Dalton