The first meeting of the Medieval Reading Group this term will take place on Wednesday, 21 Oct. in GR03, Faculty of English. We will gather to hear Albert Fenton’s paper ‘’Power, Privilege and Protocol: Anglo-Saxon writs and their opening clauses’, followed by discussion and drinks. All are welcome.
Albert Fenton is a third year PhD student in the department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, working under Professor Simon Keynes. He previously studied as an undergraduate in the same department, and for an MA at University College London in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. His research focuses on the use of writs and other vernacular documents in the eleventh century, and is particularly interested in ideas of power, kingship and the law in the early medieval period.