Dr Helen Lacey


Main interests in later medieval political culture, the social context of the law, the archives of the late medieval English government. New monograph: The Royal Pardon: Access to Mercy in Fourteenth Century England (Woodbridge, Boydell & Brewer Press, 2009).

  • ‘Defaming the King: Reporting Disloyal Speech in Fourteenth-Century England’

  • Subjecthood in Fourteenth-Century England

  • Petitioners for Royal Pardon in Fourteenth-Century England

  • Littératie pragmatique et conscience politique dans l’Angleterre de la fin du Moyen Âge

  • The voices of royal subjects? Political speech in the judicial and governmental records of fourteenth-century England

  • Pragmatic Literacy and Political Consciousness in Later Medieval England

  • The royal pardon

  • Protection and Immunity in Fourteenth-Century England

  • ‘Grace for the rebels’: the role of the royal pardon in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381