The Black Death and the Peasants' Revolt in England

Professor Chris Given-Wilson



EHR - English Historical Review
EcHR - Economic History Review
BIHR - Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research
JBS - Journal of British Studies
JMH - Journal of Medieval History
HR - Historical Research
P & P - Past and Present
HA - Historical Association Pamphlet
TRHS - Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
VCH - Victoria County History

* = Book on Short Loan or Three-Day Loan

A.   Source-books

  1. The Black Death, ed. Rosemary Horrox (1994) (must be purchased).
  2. *The Peasants Revolt of 1381, R. B. Dobson (ed.) (2nd ed. 1983).

B.   Plague, Mortality and Population

  1. *M. Ormrod and P. Lindley, The Black Death in England (1996).
  2. P. Ziegler, The Black Death (1969).
  3. *R. S. Gottfried, The Black Death (1983).
  4. *C. Platt, King Death (1996).
  5. *J. Hatcher, Plague, Population and the English Economy (1977).
  6. R. S. Gottfried, Epidemic Disease in Fifteenth-Century England (1978).
  7. J. F. D. Shrewsbury, A History of the Bubonic Plague in the British Isles (1970).
  8. G. Twigg, The Black Death: a Biological Reappraisal (1984).
  9. G. Karlsson, Plague without rats: the case of fifteenth-century Iceland (JMH 1996).
  10. R. French, Medicine from the Black Death to the Great Pox (1997).
  11. R. S. Gottfried, Doctors and Medicine in Medieval England 1340-1530 (1986).
  12. B. F. Harvey, Living and Dying in England 1100-1540 (1993).
  13. J. Hatcher, Mortality in the fifteenth century: some new evidence (EcHR 1986).
  14. S. Macdougall, "Health, diet, medicine and the plague" in C. Given-Wilson ed., Illustrated History of Late Medieval England (1996).
  15. T. Ranger and P. Slack (eds), Epidemics and Ideas: Essays on the Historical Perception of Pestilence, (1992)

  16. P. Slack, The Impact of Plague in Tudor and Stuart England (1985).
  17. A. R. Bridbury, "The Black Death" (EcHR 1973).
  18. A. R. Bridbury, "Before the Black Death" (EcHR 1977).
  19. R. Lomas, "The Black Death in County Durham" (JMH 1989).

  21a. T. B. James, "The Black Death in Wessex" (The Hatcher Review, v, no. 46, 1998; see CGW)

C.   General Works on the Economy

  1. C. Dyer, Standards of Living in the Later Middle Ages (1989).
  2. R. H. Britnell, The Commercialization of English Society 1000-1500 (1993).
  3. A. R. Bridbury, The English Economy from Bede to the Reformation (1992).
  4. M. Keen, English Society in the Later Middle Ages (1990).
  5. J. L. Bolton, The Medieval English Economy 1150-1500 (1980).
  6. C. Dyer, Everyday Life in Medieval England (1994).
  7. E. Miller and J. Hatcher, Medieval England: Rural Society and Economic Change 1086-1348 (1978).
  8. J. Hatcher, "England in the aftermath of the Black Death" (P & P 1994).
  9. L. R. Poos, A Rural Society after the Black Death: Essex 1350-1525 (1990).
  10. E. Miller (ed.), The Agrarian History of England and Wales, vol. iii 1348-1500 (1991).
  11. B. M. S. Campbell (ed.), Before the Black Death: Studies in the Crisis of the Early Fourteenth Century (1991).
  12. B. F. Harvey, Westminster Abbey and its Estates in the Middle Ages (1977).
  13. S. J. Payling, "Social mobility, demographic change and landed society in late medieval England" (EcHR 1992).
  14. G. A. Holmes, The Estates of the Higher Nobility in Fourteenth-Century England (1957).
  15. C. Given-Wilson, The English Nobility in the Late Middle Ages (1987).
  16. R. H. Britnell, Growth and Decline in Colchester 1300-1525 (1986).
  17. A. Dyer, Decline and Growth in English Towns 1400-1640 (1991).
  18. J. A. F. Thomson (ed.), Towns and Townspeople in the Fifteenth Century (1988).
  19. A. R. Bridbury, Economic Growth (2nd ed, 1975).
  20. H. Swanson, Medieval Artisans: An Urban Class in late medieval England (1989).

D.   The Black Death and Government

  1. R. C. Palmer, English Law in the Age of the Black Death 1348-81 (1993).
  2. W. M. Ormrod, "The English Government and the Black Death of 1348-9", in W. M. Ormrod (ed), England in the Fourteenth Century (1986).
  3. W. M. Ormrod. "The Peasants Revolt and the government of England" (JBS 1991).
  4. S. Penn and C. Dyer, "Wages and Earnings in late medieval England: evidence from the enforcement of the labour laws" (EcHR 1990; also in 27).
  5. C. Given-Wilson, "Service, Serfdom and English Labour Legislation 1350-1500" (forthcoming; see CGW).
  6. B. Putnam, The Enforcement of the Statutes of Labourers 1349-1359 (1908).
  7. L. R. Poos, "The social context of statute of labourers enforcement" (Law and History Review 1983).
  8. N. Ritchie, "Labour conditions in Essex in the reign of Richard II" in E. M. Carus-Wilson (ed.), Essays in Economic History, vol. ii (1962).
  9. R. H. Britnell, "Feudal reaction after the Black Death in the Palatinate of Durham" (P & P 1990).
  10. F. E. Baldwin, Sumptuary Legislation and Personal Regulation in England (1926).
  11. M. K. McIntosh, Controlling Misbehavior in England 1370-1600 (1998).

E.   Family, Women and Society

  1. Z. Razi, Life, Marriage and Death in a Medieval Parish (1980).
  2. R. M. Smith (ed.), Land, Kinship and Life-Cycle (1984).
  3. B. Hanawalt, The Ties that Bound: Peasant Families in Medieval England (1986).
  4. P. J. P. Goldberg, Women, Work and Life Cycle in a Medieval Economy 1300-1520 (1992).
  5. P. J. P. Goldberg, Woman is a Worthy Wight: Women in English Society 1200-1500 (1992).
  6. D. Herlihy, The Black Death and the Transformation of the West (1997).
  7. M. Mate, Daughters, Wives and Widows after the Black Death: Women in Sussex 1350-1535 (1998).
  8. B. Gottlieb, The Family in the Western World from the Black Death to the Industrial Age (1993).
  9. E. Clark, "Medieval Labor Law and English local courts" (American Journal of Legal History 1983).

F.   The Church, Education, Welfare and Art.

  1. F. A. Gasquet, The Great Pestilence (1893).
  2. M. Rubin, Charity and Community in Medieval Cambridge (1987).
  3. M. Mollat, The Poor in the Middle Ages (trans. 1986).
  4. P. H. Cullum, "For Poor people harberles: What was the function of the Maisondieu?", in D. J. Clayton, R. C. Davies and P. McNiven (eds), Trade, Devotion and Governance (1994).
  5. E. Clark, "Social welfare and mutual aid in the medieval countryside" (JBS 1994).
  6. R. N. Swanson, Church and Society in Late Medieval England (1989).
  7. G. Williams, The Welsh Church from Conquest to Reformation (1962).
  8. R. A. Davies, "The effect of the Black Death on the parish priests in the medieval diocese of Coventry and Lichfield" (HR 1989).
  9. W. J. Courtenay, Schools and Scholars in Fourteenth-Century England (1987).
  10. W. J. Courtenay, "The effects of the Black Death on English higher education" (Speculum 1980).
  11. A. M. Campbell, The Black Death and Men of Learning (1931).
  12. W. J. Dohar, The Black Death and Pastoral Leadership: The Diocese of Hereford in the Fourteenth Century (1995).
  13. J. Hughes, Pastors and Visionaries: Religion and secular life in late medieval Yorkshire (1988).
  14. C. Harper-Bill, The Pre-Reformation Church in England (1989).
  15. A. Hudson, The Premature Reformation (1988).
  16. M. Meiss, Painting in Florence and Siena after the Black Death: the Arts, Religion and Society in the mid-Fourteenth Century (1964).
  17. J. Bony, The English Decorated Style (1979).
  18. C. Wilson, The Gothic Cathedral (1990).
  19. F. R. H. Du Boulay, The England of Piers Plowman: William Langland and his Vision of the Fourteenth Century (1991).

  80a. T. Head and R. Landes (eds), The Peace of God (1992).

  1. D. Aers, Community, Gender and Individual Identity: English Writing 1360-1430 (1988)

  81a. N. Cohn, The Pursuit of the Millennium (2nd ed. 1970).

  1. P. Tristram, Figures of Life and Death in Medieval English Literature (1976).
  2. P. G. Lindley, Gothic to Renaissance: Essays on Sculpture in England (1995).

G.   The 1381 Rising

  1. C. Oman, The Great Revolt of 1381 (2nd ed, 1969).
  2. *R. Hilton and T. Aston (eds), The English Rising of 1381 (1984).
  3. E. B. Fryde, "Peasant Rebellion and Peasant Discontents" in E. Miller (ed), The Agrarian History of England and Wales, vol iii (1991).
  4. *R. Hilton, Bond Men Made Free (1973).
  5. E. B. Fryde, "The Great Revolt of 1381" (HA 1981).
  6. B. Wilkinson, "The peasants revolt of 1381" (Speculum 1940).
  7. C. Petit-Dutaillis and G. Lefebvre, Studies Supplementary to Stubbs's Constitutional History (1930).
  8. E. Powell, The Rising in East Anglia in 1381 (1896).
  9. C. Dyer, "The rising of 1381 in Suffolk: its origins and participants" (Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History 1985).
  10. N. Brooks, "The organization and achievements of the peasants of Kent and Essex in 1381" in H. Mayr-Harting and R. I. Moore (eds), Studies in Medieval History presented to R. H. C. Davis (1985).
  11. The Peasants Revolt in Hertfordshire: The Rising and its Background (1981) (no named editor: library classmark: DA235.P45).
  12. A. J. Prescott, "London in the Peasants Revolt: A portrait gallery" (London Journal, 1981).
  13. D. Crook, "Derbyshire and the English Rising of 1381" (HR 1987).
  14. H. M. Cam, "The rising in Cambridge" (VCH Cambridgeshire, iii, 1959).
  15. C. T. Flower, "Beverley Town Riots" (TRHS 1905).
  16. R. Bird, The Turbulent London of Richard II (1949).
  17. G. Holmes, The Good Parliament (1975).
  18. N. Saul, Richard II (1997).
  19. C. C. Fenwick (ed.), The Poll Taxes of 1377, 1379 and 1381: Part 1, Bedfordshire- Leicestershire (1998).
  20. S. K. Mitchell, Taxation in Medieval England (1951).
  21. E. Searle and R. Burghart, "The Defense of England and the Peasants Revolt" (Viator 1972).
  22. G. Kriehn, "Studies in the sources of the social revolt in 1381" (American Historical Review 1901-2).
  23. H. M. Hansen, "The peasants revolt of 1381 and the chronicles" (JMH 1980).
  24. J. Taylor, English Historical Literature in the Fourteenth Century (1987: appendix on the sources of the peasants revolt).
  25. M. Aston Lollardy and Sedition 1381-1431(P & P 1960).

108a. S. Justice, Writing and Rebellion: England in 1381 (1994)

  1. I. Harvey, Jack Cade's Rebellion of 1450 (1991).

109a. R. Griffiths, The Reign of King Henry VI (1981)

  1. G. Fourquin, The Anatomy of Popular Rebellion in the Middle Ages (1978).
  2. M. Mollat and P. Wolff, The Popular Revolutions of the Later Middle Ages (1973).

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