The Legacy of the Anglo-Norman Legal Treatise in the Leges Anglorum Londoniis Collectae
I am currently writing up my doctoral thesis which looks at the Anglo-Norman private legal treatise as a genre and its later life in Angevin England. The study focuses on the earliest extant recension of the Leges Anglorum Londoniis collectae, an early thirteenth-century legal compilation: Rylands Latin MS 155 and BL Additional MS 14252. The project aims to situate the compilation within the framework of contemporaneous developments in legal ideology, education, and culture and determine where it fits in the overall development of the English legal system.
Supervisor: George Garnett
Other Research Interests and Experience
My research interests include Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman and Angevin history, law and society, medieval manuscripts, and the intersection between legal, historical, and literary writing. My current project and research interests developed out of a background including an undergraduate thesis concerning the depiction of Champenois and French judicial procedure in Chrétien de Troyes’ twelfth-century romance, Le chevalier au lion, and an MA dissertation on the nature of sokerights and more generally soke in the Leges Henrici Primi.
From April 2014 - March 2015, I was an intern at the British Library. My internship was in the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts section of the Western Heritage Department where I worked on preparations for the Library’s major temporary exhibition 'Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy'.
Additional information about my research is available at Academia.edu.