Digital lecture Shannon McSheffrey, 'Strangers in London and the Evil May Day Riot of 1517'

19-11-2021 from 16:00 to 17:00
Digital: MS Teams
Stefan Meysman

Lecture by Dr. Shannon McSheffrey (Concordia University, CA) for the Digital Medieval Urban History Network

Friday 19th November 2021 (16h00 CET, 15h00 GMT), Prof. Shannon McSheffrey (Concordia University, CA) will deliver a paper on 'Strangers in London and the Evil May Day Riot of 1517'.

Prof. McSheffrey is a specialist of late medieval England with particular interest in law, mitigation, gender roles, civic culture, marriage, literacy, heresy, and popular religion. On these topics she has published numerous articles and no less than five books, including Marriage, Sex, and Civic Culture in Late Medieval London (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006) and Seeking Sanctuary: Law, Mitigation, and Politics in English Courts, 1400-1550 (Oxford University Press, 2017). Prof. McSheffrey was elected a fellow of the Royal Historical Society of the U.K. in 2002. She is currently working on a project that explores the circumstances surrounding the anti-immigration Evil May Day riot in London in 1517.

This lecture is the 27th event of the Digital Medieval Urban History Network, directed by the Henri Pirenne Institute at Ghent University and the Department of History at Queen Mary University London.

The network's digital lectures are open to all, for registration to the MS Teams group please get in touch with Prof. Miri Rubin (QMUL) or Dr. Stefan Meysman (Ghent)