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Law, legislation and consent in the Plantagenet Empire: Wales and Ireland, 1272-1461 (2017)
Journal Article
Dodd, G. (in press). Law, legislation and consent in the Plantagenet Empire: Wales and Ireland, 1272-1461. Journal of British Studies, 56(2), doi:10.1017/jbr.2017.4. ISSN 0021-9371

In recent years, scholars have begun to look afresh at the dynamics of English “imperial” power in the late medieval period, but the extent to which the English dominions were subject to English law and legislation – and why and how these influences... Read More

Reason, conscience and equity: bishops as the king's judges in later Medieval England (2014)
Journal Article
Dodd, G. (2014). Reason, conscience and equity: bishops as the king's judges in later Medieval England. History, 99(335), doi:10.1111/1468-229X.12052. ISSN 0018-2648

It has long been recognized that many late medieval bishops were heavily involved in secular government. Scholars have tended to characterize these activities in fairly general terms, labelling those who chose to serve the crown as ‘administrators’,... Read More

Kingship, parliament and the court: the emergence of "high style" in petitions to the English crown, c.1350-1405 (2014)
Journal Article
Dodd, G. (2014). Kingship, parliament and the court: the emergence of "high style" in petitions to the English crown, c.1350-1405. English Historical Review, 129(538), doi:10.1093/ehr/ceu117. ISSN 0013-8266

In the second half of the fourteenth century, petitioners hoping to secure royal grace began addressing the king in an increasingly obsequious and ostentatious manner. A strong historiographical tradition is now established which regards this develop... Read More