Author name: Jay Richardson

Peasant house built with crucks (large timbers extending from the ground to the apex of the roof) at Wick near Pershore, Worcestershire. A number of houses of this type in the midlands have been dated to the period 1380-1510. They were normally built by artisans (especially carpenters) employed by peasants. Image: Stephen Price

How peasants made the rural landscape

Peasants were not rich or powerful, but they had a capacity, often when operating together in a community, to make decisions and change the world around them. The peasant contribution to the medieval countryside has emerged gradually in the thinking of historians and archaeologists.

2017 AGM minutes

Minutes of the 65th Annual General Meeting of the British Agricultural History Society held at Plumpton College, Sussex on Monday 3rd AprilThe meeting began at 4.15pmPresent: There were 24 members of the Society present. The Chair was taken by Prof Henry French. Officers of the Society present were Dr Nicola Verdon (Secretary), Prof Richard Hoyle …

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2016 AGM minutes

Minutes of the 64rd Annual General Meeting of the British Agricultural History society held at Wortley Hall, near Sheffield on Monday 4th April 2016 The meeting began at 4pmPresent: There were 22 members of the Society present. The Chair was taken by Prof Henry French. Officers of the Society present were Dr Nicola Verdon (Secretary), …

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2015 AGM minutes

Minutes of the 63rd Annual General Meeting of the British Agricultural History society held at the University of Bangor at 4pm on Monday 30th March 2015 The meeting began at 4pmPresent: There were 25 members of the Society present. The Chair was taken by Prof Jane Whittle. Officers of the Society present were Dr N …

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2014 AGM minutes

Minutes of the 62nd Annual General Meeting of the British Agricultural History society held at Denman College, near Abingdon, Oxfordshire at 4pm on Monday 7th April 2014 The meeting began at 4pmPresent: There were 24 members of the Society present. The Chair was taken by Prof Jane Whittle. Officers of the Society present were Dr …

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2013 AGM minutes

Minutes of the 61st Annual General Meeting of the British Agricultural History society held at Askham Bryan College, York at 6pm on Tuesday 9th April 2013 The meeting began at 6.15pmPresent: There were 26 members of the Society present. In the absence of the Chair of the Executive Committee Prof Whittle, the Chair was taken …

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2012 AGM minutes

Minutes of the 60th Annual General Meeting of the British Agricultural History society held at Sparsholt College, Winchester at 6pm on Tuesday 3rd April 2012 The meeting began at 6.00pmPresent: There were 21 members of the Society present. The Chair was taken by Dr John Broad, Chairman of the Executive Committee. Officers of the Society …

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2011 AGM minutes

Minutes of the 59th Annual General Meeting of the British Agricultural History society held at Easton College, Norfolk at 6pm on Tuesday 12th April 2011 The meeting began at 6.30pmPresent: There were 29 members of the Society present. The Chair was taken by Dr John Broad, Chairman of the Executive Committee. Officers of the Society …

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