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Gwilym Dodd

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts

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Expertise Summary

politics, kingship and government in late medieval England (14th and 15th centuries)

Teaching Summary

Undergraduate Teaching

The modules I teach reflect the broad interest I have in late medieval history. My second year option 'Kingship in Crisis: People, Politics and Power in Late Medieval England' provides an introduction to the key political episodes in English history between 1272 and 1485. I also offer a third year option module 'The Wars of the Roses'. My Special Subject on 'The Reign of Richard II', and associated dissertation module, allows students to take advantage of the remarkable body of primary sources which survive for this reign, enabling them to form their own opinions about one of the most controversial and enigmatic kings to have ruled England.

PhD Supervision

I welcome enquiries from anyone wishing to undertake research on any aspect of the political history of late medieval England. I have supervised, and seen through to successful completion, the follow PhDs:

  • Peter Russell, 'Aspects of Political Society in South Nottinghamshire, 1327-1360' (2008)
  • Sharon Walker, 'Tyranny, Complaint and Redress: the Impact and Aftermath of Despenser Rule, c. 1320-1335' (2013)
  • Matt Phillips, 'Church, Crown and Complaint: Petitions from Bishops to the English Crown in the Fourteenth Century' (2013)

I am currently supervising, or co-supervising:

  • Mike Jefferson, 'The Templar Lands in Lincolnshire and their Fate'
  • Janice Musson, 'Commoners and the assize of novel disseisin, 1156-1285'
  • Lucy Lynch, 'Popular Attitudes to Civil War in England: a comparison of the Wars of the Roses and the English Civil Wars'
  • Matt Hefferan, 'Edward III's Affinity'

Research Summary

My research focuses on the politics, governance and administration of England from the late thirteenth to the mid-fifteenth centuries. Much of my work has explored these themes by considering the… read more

Recent Publications

  • DODD, G., 2019. 'County and Community in Medieval England' English Historical Review. (In Press.)
  • DODD., G, ed., 2018. Fourteenth Century England X Boydell and Brewer.
  • DODD, G., 2018. 'Blood, Brains and Bay-Windows: The Use of English in Fifteenth-Century Parliamentary Petitions'. In: SMITH, T. W. and KILLICK, H., eds., Petitions and Strategies of Persuasion in the Middle Ages: The English Crown and the Church, c.1200-c.1550 York Medieval Press. 11-39

Current Research

My research focuses on the politics, governance and administration of England from the late thirteenth to the mid-fifteenth centuries. Much of my work has explored these themes by considering the place of parliament in the medieval polity. A number of published articles offer reassessments of the internal dynamics of the late medieval parliament and of the assembly's relationship to the crown and its role in political opposition. More recently, I have expanded the scope of my research by considering the portrayal of parliament in literary texts. My more general interest in the politics and governance of late medieval England has led to the publication of a number of co-edited essay collections on the reigns of various late medieval English kings, as well as articles on other aspects of medieval government including the role of counsel, the distribution of patronage and the forms and nature of political discourse.

Justice and Grace

My monograph on private petitioning in the medieval English parliament (2007) enabled me to pursue a number of other important themes, including: attitudes towards, and the extent of, public authority at the 'centre'; the role of parliament as a court for redress; the nature and extent of interaction between the king and his subjects; and the language and diplomatic of medieval written complaint. Related to this work has been my involvement as deputy director of the AHRC funded project, 'Medieval Petitions: A Catalogue of the 'Ancient petitions' held in the Public Record Office.

I am currently working towards a second monograph on the late medieval English parliament. This major new study reconsiders the importance of the assembly in politics and government between 1272 and 1485. Medieval Petitions The Reign of Richard IIThe Reign of Richard II New Perspectives

  • DODD, G., 2019. 'County and Community in Medieval England' English Historical Review. (In Press.)
  • DODD., G, ed., 2018. Fourteenth Century England X Boydell and Brewer.
  • DODD, G., 2018. 'Blood, Brains and Bay-Windows: The Use of English in Fifteenth-Century Parliamentary Petitions'. In: SMITH, T. W. and KILLICK, H., eds., Petitions and Strategies of Persuasion in the Middle Ages: The English Crown and the Church, c.1200-c.1550 York Medieval Press. 11-39
  • 格威利姆·多德 [DODD, G: AUTHOR], 张尚莲 [TRANSLATOR] and 史耕山 [TRANSLATOR], 2017. 民众之声:中世纪晚期英格兰的诉状和议会 [Voices of the People: Petitions and Parliament in Late Medieval England] 经济社会史评论 [Economic and Social History Review]. 10, 44-60
  • DODD, G., 2016. 'Petitions from the King's Dominions: Wales, Ireland and Gascony, c. 1290-1350'. In: PETER CROOKS, DAVID GREEN and W. MARK ORMROD, eds., The Plantagenet Empire, 1259-1453: Proceedings of the 2014 Harlaxton Symposium Shaun Tyas. 187-215
  • BOTHWELL, J. and DODD, G., eds., 2016. Fourteenth Century England IX Boydell and Brewer.
  • DODD, G. and SOPHIE PETIT-RENAUD, 2015. 'Grace and Favour: the Petition and Its Mechanisms'. In: C. FLETCHER, J-P GENET and J. WATTS, eds., Government and Political Life in England and France, c. 1300 - c. 1500 Cambridge University Press. 240-78
  • DODD, G., 2015. 'Agincourt: Henry's Hollow Victory' History Today. 65(10), 19-26
  • DODD, G., PHILLIPS, M. and KILLICK, H., 2014. 'Multiple-Clause Petitions - Instruments of Pragmatism or Persuasion?' Journal of Medieval History. 40, 1-19
  • DODD. G., 2014. 'Historians of the Late Medieval English Parliament' History Compass. 12(4), 1-16
  • DODD, G., 2014. 'The Clerical Chancellors of Late Medieval England'. In: MARTIN HEALE, ed., The Prelate in England and Europe, c. 1300 - c. 1560 York Medieval Press/Boydell and Brewer. 17-49
  • DODD, G, 2013. 'Henry V's Establishment: Service, Loyalty and Reward in 1413'. In: DODD, G, ed., Henry V: New Interpretations Boydell and Brewer. 35-76
  • DODD, G, ed., 2013. Henry V: New Interpretations Boydell and Brewer.
  • DODD, G., 2011. 'The Spread of English in the Records of Central Government, 1400-30'. In: SALTER, E. AND WICKER, H., ed., Vernacularity in England and Wales, c. 1300-1550 Brepols. 225-66
  • DODD, G, 2011. 'Corruption in the Fourteenth-Century English State' International Journal of Public Administration. 34/11, 720-30
  • DODD, G., 2011. 'Writing Wrongs: the Drafting of Supplications to the Crown in Later Fourteenth-Century England' Medium Aevum. 80(2), 217-246
  • DODD, G. and MCHARDY, A., eds., 2010. Transcriptions of 200+ petitions with summaries and notes, extensive introduction. Petitions to the Crown from English religious houses, c. 1272-c. 1485 Boydell Press for Canterbury and York Society.
  • DODD, G, 2009. 'Thomas Paunfield, the "heye Court of rightwisenesse" and the Language of Petitioning in the Fifteenth Century'. In: ORMROD, W.M and DODD, G. AND MUSSON, A., eds., Medieval Petitions: Grace and Grievance Woodbridge: York Medieval Press. 222-41
  • DODD, G., 2009. 'Parliamentary Petitions? The Origins and Provenance of the "Ancient Petitions" (SC 8) in the National Archives'. In: ORMROD, W.M and DODD, G. AND MUSSON, A, eds., Medieval Petitions: Grace and Grievance Woodbridge: York Medieval Press. 12-46
  • ORMROD, W. M and DODD, G. AND MUSSON, A, eds., 2009. Medieval Petitions: Grace and Grievance Woodbridge: York Medieval Press.
  • DODD, G., 2008. 'Patronage, Petitions and Grace: The "Chamberlains' Bills" of Henry IV's Reign'. In: DODD, G. AND BIGGS, D., ed., The Reign of Henry IV: Rebellion and Survival 1403-13 Woodbridge: York Medieval Press. 105-35
  • DODD, G., 2008. 'Richard II and the Fiction of Majority Rule'. In: BEEM, C., ed., The Royal Minorities of Medieval and Early Modern England Palgrave Macmillan. 103-59
  • DODD, G. AND BIGGS, D., ed., 2008. The Reign of Henry IV: Rebellion and Survival 1403-13 Woodbridge: York Medieval Press.
  • DODD, G., 2007. Justice and Grace: Private Petitioning and the English Parliament in the Late Middle Ages Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • DODD, G., 2007. 'Diplomacy, Sovereignty and Private Petitioning: Scotland and the English Parliament in the First Half of the Fourteenth Century'. In: , PENMAN, M. and KING, A., eds., Fourteenth Century Scotland I: War and Peace, New Perspectives on Anglo-Scottish Relations, c. 1286-c. 1406 Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer.
  • DODD, G., 2006. 'A Parliament Full of Rats? Piers Plowman and the Good Parliament of 1376' Historical Research. 79(203), 21-49
  • DODD, G., 2006. 'Changing Perspectives: Parliament, Poetry and the "Civil Service" Under Richard II and Henry IV' Parliamentary History. 25(3), 299-322
  • DODD, G. and MUSSON, A., eds., 2006. The Reign of Edward II: New Perspectives York: Medieval Press.
  • DODD, G., 2006. 'Charleton, Sir Robert (d. 1395) and 'Fyncheden, Sir William (d. 1374)'. In: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • DODD, G., 2006. 'Parliament and Political Legitimacy in the Reign of Edward II'. In: DODD, G. and MUSSON, A., eds., The reign of Edward II: New Perspectives Woodbridge: York Medieval Press. 165-189
  • BOGAARD, A.M., CAREY, S. C., DODD, G., REPATH, I. D. and WHITAKER, R., 2005. Small group teaching: perceptions and problems Politics. 25(2), 116-125
  • DODD, G., 2003. 'Henry IV's Council, 1399-1405'. In: DODD, G. and BIGGS, D., eds., Henry IV: The Establishment of the Regime, 1399-1406 Woodbridge: Boydell. 95-115
  • DODD, G. and BIGGS, D., eds., 2003. Henry IV: The Establishment of the Regime, 1399-1406 Woodbridge: Boydell Press.
  • DODD, G., 2002. 'Getting Away with Murder: Sir John Haukeston and Richard II's Cheshire Archers' Nottingham Medieval Studies. 46, 102-17
  • DODD, G., 2002. 'The Calais Staple and the Parliament of May 1382' English Historical Review. 117(470), 94-103
  • DODD, G., 2001. 'Conflict or Consensus: Henry IV and Parliament, 1399-1406'. In: THORNTON, T., ed., Social Attitudes and Political Structures in the Fifteenth Century Sutton Publishing. 118-49
  • DODD, G., 2001. 'The Lords, Taxation and the Community of Parliament in the 1370s and Early 1380s' Parliamentary History. 20(3), 287-310
  • DODD, G., 2001. 'The Hidden Presence: Parliament and the Private Petition in the Fourteenth Century'. In: MUSSON, A., ed., Expectations of the Law in the Middle Ages Woodbridge: Boydell Press. 135-49
  • DODD, G., ed., 2000. The Reign of Richard II Stroud: Tempus Publishing.
  • DODD, G., 2000. 'Richard II and the Transformation of Parliament'. In: DODD, G., ed., The Reign of Richard II Stroud: Tempus Publishing. 71-84

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