The James Ford Lectures in British History, 2019

The James Ford Lectures in Hilary Term 2019


Society, economy and the law in fourteenth-century England

Professor Mark Bailey, University of East Anglia


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.

Ford lecture poster 2019