Thesis: Reconfiguring the role of credit in fifteenth-century England.
My research considers the role of credit as both an economic and social means of exchange in the late fifteenth-century market. Using manorial court rolls charting debt litigation in the Derbyshire region and a series of household accounts, the study focuses on the social relationships which accompanied economic transactions, asking how familial and neighbourly relations affected economic rationale. The focus on the close of the medieval period brings to the fore significant questions about the functions of credit in a market experiencing bullion shortage as well as age-old historiographical debates about the transition from feudalism to capitalism and the morality of the market.
Expected submission date
- September 2016
- Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
- Presidents Doctoral Scholar Award
Credit, market, peasantry, and money.
I completed my BA in history at the University of Exeter in 2012 and received my MA in early modern history from the University of Manchester in 2013. I am also publicity officer for the North West Early Modern Seminar.