Dr James Bothwell

Lecturer in Later Medieval History

James BothwellContact details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2814
  • Email: jsb16@le.ac.uk
  • Office: Attenborough 608
  • Feedback and Support Times 2018-19: Wednesdays 11-12pm and Wednesdays 1-2pm
  • Dissertation Hour: Wednesdays 12-1pm
  • Research Day: Friday

Personal details

BA, MA, PhD

I was born in Edmonton, Canada and I served as a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of York from 1997-9, and have been at the University of Leicester since that time.

Teaching

I teach high and late medieval English History, looking at the Black Prince, the Peasants' Revolt of 1381, and the development of the English Nobility in the later Middle Ages. I also run modules examining monarchy and society, gender issues, medieval London, and the development of patronage, charity and giving.

Examples of the modules I teach:

  • Monarchy and Society
  • Gender History
  • Blood, Position and Power: The Nobility of Later Medieval England, 1066-1485

    Research

    Research themes

    My past research has been primarily on later medieval English history, in particular the reign of Edward III, but my interests have gradually spread out to encompass most of the Middle Ages after the Norman Conquest. I am particularly interested in the English nobility and gentry, as well as aspects of exaction and giving at all levels of medieval society. I am presently working on a regional study of ideas and realities of charity and community in England during the later Middle Ages, focusing on the county of Leicester.

    Supervision

    High or late medieval history, especially focusing on the English monarchy, nobility, patronage, and the issue of royal favourites.

    Books, Edited Volumes, Articles and Chapters

    1. ‘The Revolution Stops Here? Leicestershire and the Rebellion of 1381’, Fourteenth Century England XI (forthcoming, 2019) (11589 words).
    2. ‘What’s in a Title? Comital Development, Political Pressures and Questions of Purpose in 14th Century England’, in Ruling Fourteenth Century England: Essays in Honour of Christopher Given-Wilson eds. Ambuhl, Bothwell and Tompkins (forthcoming, 2019) (10273 words).
    3. ‘Introduction’ (R. Ambuhl, J.S. Bothwell, W.M. Ormrod, L. Tompkins) in Ruling Fourteenth Century England: Essays in Honour of Christopher Given-Wilson eds. R. Ambuhl, J.S. Bothwell and L. Tompkins (forthcoming, 2019) (8966 words).
    4. 'Internal Exiles: "Forced" & "Voluntary" Exclusions from the Later Medieval English Court 1265-1399' in M. Penman, F. Lachaud and M. Brown, eds. Absentee Authority in Medieval Europe (2017), pp.132-53.
    5. Fourteenth Century England XI, eds. J.S. Bothwell and G. Dodd (2016), 192pp.
    6. 'The Making of the Lancastrian Capital at Leicester: The Battle of Boroughbridge, Civic Diplomacy and Seigneurial Building Projects in Fourteenth Century England', Journal of Medieval History 38:3 (2012) 335-57.
    7. 'The Five Giants: Institutional Hierarchy and Social Provision in Later Medieval Leicestershire', Fourteenth Century England VII (2012), 131-153.
    8. 'The More Things Change: Isabella and Mortimer, Edward III and the Painful Delay of a Royal Majority', in C. Beem, ed. Royal Minorities: Boy Kings in History (2008), pp. 33-77.
    9. Falling From Grace: Reversal of Fortune and the English Nobility 1075–1455 (2008 (hardback) 2010 (paperback)), 270pp.
    10. 'Agnes Maltravers (d.1375) and her Husband, John (d. 1364): Rebel Wives, Separate Lives and Conjugal Visits in Later Medieval England', Fourteenth Century England IV (2006), pp. 80–94.
    11. 'Brother of the More Famous Thomas: John Beauchamp of Warwick (d. 1360), A Network of Patronage and the Pursuit of a Career in the King's Service', Mediaeval Prosopography 24 (2004), pp. 247-66.
    12. Edward III and the English Peerage: Royal Patronage, Social Control and Political Mobility in Fourteenth Century England (2004), 235pp.
    13. 'Edward III, the English Peerage and the 1337 Earls: Estate Redistribution in Fourteenth Century England', in Bothwell, ed. Age of Edward III, pp. 35–53.
    14. (editor), The Age of Edward III (2001), 232 pp.
    15. The Problem of Labour in Fourteenth-Century England ed. J.S. Bothwell, P.J.P. Goldberg, and W.M. Ormrod (2000), 135pp.
    16. '"Escheat with Heir": Guardianship, Upward Mobility and Political Reconciliation in the Reign of Edward III', Canadian Journal of History 35 (2000), pp. 241–73
    17. 'The Management of Position: Alice Perrers, Edward III and the Creation of a Landed Estate', Journal of Medieval History 24 (1998), pp. 31–51.
    18. 'Edward III and the "New Nobility": Largesse and Limitation in Fourteenth-Century England', English Historical Review 112 (1997), pp. 1111–40.
    19. '"Until He Receive the Equivalent in Land and Rent": the Use of Annuities as Endowment Patronage in the Reign of Edward III', Historical Research 70 (1997), pp. 146–69.

       

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