Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Peasant and Community in Late Medieval England and Wales
Academic Year
Semester 2

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials Seminar. (6 x 2 hours)


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay: 2 essays  50%
Semester Exam 3 Hours   50%

Brief description

Recent work on the medieval peasantry of England and Wales has described the experience of the peasantry as rather more varied and self-determined than was once assumed to be the case. This course sets out to explore some of these developments and to propose further avenues of investigation, including some consideration of the relationship of rural dwellers with the church in the period. In attempting to illustrate the vallue of bringing a combination of source types to bear on an historical problem, it will employ a range of sources both local and national, literary, legal, governmental, and archaeological.


This module is at CQFW Level 7