Identifier

etd-03222017-111206

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

History

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

This study makes use of the manorial court rolls of Dyffryn Clwyd, a cantref in Northern Wales, and the certificates of debt from London to examine the lives of two medieval usurers, Ieuan Kery and Sir William Capell, between the years 1340 to 1352 , and 1478 to 1509 . By examining the life of these two individuals who both operated one of the rarest, most socially complex occupations of his place and time, this study begins to expose the ways in which usury helped to shape the fabric of late Medieval culture in the British Isles. The singular focus of this study and the use of manorial court rolls and debt records, which make such a close focus possible, have been criticized by scholars of the period. Although this study is by nature preliminary, it serves to demonstrate the immense value of approaching old sources in new and innovative ways

Date

2016

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

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Committee Chair

Dietz, Maribel

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