The Ford Lectures - After the Black Death: Reaction and regulation

Escalating prices and the sudden shortage of labour in the immediate aftermath of the Black Death posed an urgent threat to the ordained social order, spurring both seigniorial attempts to tighten control over serfdom and a raft of ambitious new government legislation. By the 1360s, however, compromise and competition were more prominent than coercion, and irreversible institutional changes had been set in motion.

A Drinks Reception will follow this lecture at 6pm in the North School

All are welcome to attend