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 Pierre Gaite

Pierre Gaite

Research student, History and Welsh History, School of History, Archaeology and Religion

The first objective of the project will be to research a small selection of greater and lesser noble households in fourteenth-century England, both to draw conclusions about the practices of knights within separate households, and to identify specific household knights. The second objective will be to research the life and background of these individual knights in order to establish a set of common features and build an archetype of the household knight in fourteenth-century England.

Research interests

  • medieval warfare and social history (esp. fourteenth century)
  • kingship
  • knighthood and chivalry
  • medieval Scandinavian language, literature and history (Viking Age and Later Middle Ages)
  • medieval economics.

Thesis

The Role and Identity of Household Knights in Fourteenth-Century England

The purpose of this project is to form a clear picture of the household knight in fourteenth-century England. This will include researching their social background, daily life and duties, as well as what holdings or responsibilities they had external to the household of their lord.

Funding source

School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Helen Nicholson

Professor Helen Nicholson

Professor of Medieval History

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Dr Bronach Kane

Senior Lecturer in Medieval History