Brondarbit Presents on Bastard Feudalism

Written by Laura Paskin
October 7, 2015

The Medieval Studies Department brings University of Winchester Professor Alexander Brondarbit to campus on November 17 to present on "Bastard Feudalism in Late Medieval England: Purpose, Power and Problems." Bastard feudalism is the modern designation assigned to the mechanisms by which a lord recruited, retained, and rewarded his servants.

"Bastard feudalism was a fundamental source of power in late medieval England," said History Professor Theresa Earenfight. ?Through this complex relationship social status was confirmed, wars were waged, regions were ruled, and political influence was wielded."

Brondarbit, a historian of late-medieval English nobility and monarchy, examines the question of whether bastard feudalism was it a natural part of maintaining order in medieval society or a means of subverting the law and the spark that ignited the Wars of the Roses. Brondarbit teaches at the University of Winchester in the United Kingdom.

?Bastard Feudalism in Late Medieval England: Purpose, Power and Problems takes place at 4 p.m. on November 17 in Wyckoff Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

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