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The Nobility of Medieval East Anglia

Wingfield, St Andrew’s Church: the tomb of John de la Pole, 2nd Duke of Suffolk, and his wife Princess Elizabeth of York, sister to Kings Edward IV and Richard III.

with Dr Rosemary Horrox (Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge)

at the Old Court, Sutton Hoo (map)
on Saturday, 21st September 2013

The day will take three case studies from across the Middle Ages: the Mandeville earls of Essex, the Mowbray dukes of Norfolk and the de la Pole earls, later dukes, of Suffolk. A final session considers how noble families (and individuals within them) rose and fell.

Provisional Programme
(There may be variations to the programme on the day)
  10.00 Coffee on arrival  
  10.15 The Mandevilles, 1140-1227  
  11.15 Coffee  
  11.45 The Mowbrays, 1397-1476  
  12.45 Lunch break  
  14:00 The de la Poles, 1385-1513  
  15:00 Tea break  
  15:15 The Wheel of Fortune: Rising and Falling  
  16:20 Close  

About Dr Rosemary Horrox

Rosemary Horrox MA PhD FRHistS is Fellow & Director of Studies in History at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. She is the author or editor of a range of works on medieval England, including Richard III: a study of service; The Black Death; Fifteenth-century Attitudes: perceptions of society in late medieval England.

Some suggestions for further reading
(useful but not essential)

George Bernard (ed.), The Tudor Nobility (Manchester University Press 1992)
David Crouch, The Image of the Aristocracy in Britain, 1100-1300 (Routledge 1992)
David Crouch, The English Aristocracy 1070-1272 (Yale University Press 2011)
Chris Given-Wilson, The English Nobility in the later Middle Ages: The Fourteenth-Century Political Community (Routledge & Kegan Paul 1987)
Judith Green, The Aristocracy of Norman England (Cambridge University Press 1997)
Rosemary Horrox, Richard III: A Study of Service (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, Fourth Series, 1991)
Rosemary Horrox, Fifteenth-Century Attitudes: Perceptions of Society in Late Medieval England (1994)
Rosemary Horrox, The Black Death (Manchester Medieval Sources 1994)
Rosemary Horrox, & W.M.Ormrod, A Social History of England, 1200-1500 (2006)
Rosemary Horrox & S.Rees Jones, Pragmatic Utopias: Ideals and Communities, 1200-1630 (2001)
Susan Johns, Noblewomen, Aristocracy and Power in the twelfth-century Anglo-Norman Realm (Manchester University Press 2003)


Please phone or email to check the availability of places. Study Days are 38 per person, which includes a full day of lectures, access to the NT site, parking, coffee and tea throughout the day, and access to the NT exhibition. Once you have reserved your place please send payment to confirm the booking. For your first booking please complete the application form to ensure that we have recorded your contact details correctly.

Wuffing Education,
4 Hilly Fields,
Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4DX
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