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From England to France: Felony and Exile in the High Middle Ages

William Chester Jordan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164953
eISBN:
9781400866397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164953.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

At the height of the Middle Ages, a peculiar system of perpetual exile— or abjuration—flourished in western Europe. It was a judicial form of exile, not political or religious, and it was meted out ... More


Abjuring the Realm

William Chester Jordan

in From England to France: Felony and Exile in the High Middle Ages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164953
eISBN:
9781400866397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164953.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter considers the factors that justified kings' and administrators' resort to the exile of large numbers of the criminal population. The relationship between the medieval English law of ... More


Introduction

William Chester Jordan

in From England to France: Felony and Exile in the High Middle Ages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164953
eISBN:
9781400866397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164953.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This introductory chapter discusses the different types of people living in England who to travelled to France in the period 1180 to the mid-fourteenth century. Many English visitors to France were, ... More


The Abjurers, Their Crimes, and Their Property

William Chester Jordan

in From England to France: Felony and Exile in the High Middle Ages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164953
eISBN:
9781400866397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164953.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the abjurers themselves. The exile system was easier to accept in regions where multiple capital jurisdictions abutted one another, as they did on the continent, and where no ... More


The Journey Begins

William Chester Jordan

in From England to France: Felony and Exile in the High Middle Ages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164953
eISBN:
9781400866397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164953.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter details the journey of abjurers to their ports of embarkation. Abjurations of the realm occurred throughout the kingdom, and residents of some populous localities, such as London or ... More


Life among Strangers

William Chester Jordan

in From England to France: Felony and Exile in the High Middle Ages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164953
eISBN:
9781400866397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164953.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the village of Wissant in France, which was, until the mid-fourteenth century, a critical link in maintaining regular contact between England and the continent. It was an ... More


Returning Home

William Chester Jordan

in From England to France: Felony and Exile in the High Middle Ages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164953
eISBN:
9781400866397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164953.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter focuses on those English exiles who, in one way or another, returned to their homeland during the long thirteenth century. Men and women convicted of felonies in the regular courts in ... More


Epilogue: Atrophy and Displacement

William Chester Jordan

in From England to France: Felony and Exile in the High Middle Ages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164953
eISBN:
9781400866397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164953.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses how the recourse to exile entered a crisis during the mid-fourteenth century. It suggests that forces conspired to bring the system of extra-regnal abjuration between England ... More


Converts

Peter Marshall

in Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300170627
eISBN:
9780300226331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170627.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the religious conversions in sixteenth-century England. Some historians have rightly warned us that there was more to the Reformation than a succession of individual religious ... More


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