Use and Ornament: Late-twentiethcentury Historians on The Late Medieval North-east
Author: Pollard, A. J.
Source: Northern History, Volume 42, Number 1, March 2005 , pp. 61-74(14)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:Intense study of the history of the two north-eastern counties of England in the later middle ages, as of the realm as a whole, is largely a phenomenon of the late twentieth century, after the establishment of Northern History. Recent research on the fourteenth, fifteenth, and early sixteenth centuries has built on the well-established traditions of interest in the Church of Durham, the Borders, and the great lords. It has extended to the gentry and, most prolifically, economic and social history. The contribution to our understanding of the history of the North-East by over a hundred publications on these topics since 1966 is assessed, and thought is given to the current direction of research, especially in respect to the political history of the two counties and the question of whether they then together formed a distinct region within the greater North.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2005-03-01