Law Courts and their Mobility–England

An exploration of how the various law courts that developed in medieval England generated and demanded mobility. This embraces the itinerant courts, for instance trailbaston and gaol delivery, and especially the Eyre courts of the long thirteenth century. It would also extend to the high court of Parliament and the routine traffic of lawyers, litigants, and sometimes juries to the local county court and the central courts, for instance that of Common Pleas in Westminster. Pavel Oleinkov, Lisa Kravchenko, Paul Willems, and Connor Cobb have worked with Gary Shaw on this. Preliminary research was presented in January 2020 at the American Historical Association meeting in New York.

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