Outlaws in Medieval and Early Modern England

Crime, Government and Society, c.1066-c.1600
Editor(s): 
Appleby, John
Editor(s): 
Dalton, Paul
ISBN: 
9780754658931
Date published: 
October 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00
Pages: 
190

With some notable exceptions the subject of outlawry in medieval and early modern English history has attracted relatively little scholarly attention. This volume helps to address this significant gap in scholarship, and encourage further study of the subject, by presenting a series of innovative essays, based on original research and covering an extensive period of time. It focuses attention on the importance and diversity of people who crossed the boundary between legal and illegal activities and enterprise, but who have so far received uneven coverage from scholars. The essays have been specially commissioned by the editors from an experienced group of international; scholars, giving the collection a strong inner coherence, enabling key themes to emerge clearly.