The James Ford Lectures in Hilary Term 2019
After the Black Death: Society, economy and the law in fourteenth-century England
Professor Mark Bailey, University of East Anglia
5pm, South School, Examination Schools
As the single greatest catastrophe in recorded history, the Black Death of 1348-9 continues to grip both the popular and scholarly imagination. This series of six lectures reassesses the main social, economic, legal and cultural responses to the great mortality during the second half of the fourteenth century and explores how they were shaped by the prevailing institutional framework—the rules, laws and belief systems—regulating social and economic behaviour in England.