Grace and Grievance
York Medieval Press 2009
9781903153253   Product Code: 98573
These twelve studies explore the mechanics and politics of petitioning and its place in the culture of royal intercession, from the ancient world to late medieval England. Drawing on a major collection of documents made newly accessible in the National Archives, the authors analyse the broad geographical and social range of petitioners, the cultural and legal norms to which the petitions attest, and the revealing 'worm's-eye view' of medieval life which they provide.