Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Peasants in Medieval England
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminar 10 x 2 Hour Seminars


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay 1  (3,000 words)  50%
Semester Assessment Essay 2  (3,000 words)  50%
Supplementary Assessment Essay 1  (3,000 words)  50%
Supplementary Assessment Essay 2  (3,000 words)  50%


Recent work on the medieval peasantry of England 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 value of bringing a combination of source-types to bear on an historical problem, it will employ a range of sources local and national, literary, legal, governmental, and archaeological


This module is at CQFW Level 7