Category: Research

Inquisition in Palermo’s Prison

Final year PhD student Aisling Reid reports on her recent research trip to Palermo, Italy. Inquisition in Palermo’s Prison Palermo’s Piazza Marina is filled with Moreton Bay fig trees, some standing at heights of sixty metres (fig. 1). The seeds of these trees germinate in the canopy of a host tree, which is slowly strangled […]

Norwich’s 1345 Charter

Queen’s PhD student at the School of History and Anthropology Robin McCallum discusses the significance of the 1345 charter granted to the city of Norwich A royal charter was one of the most prized possessions a medieval town could receive from the king. In essence, they granted the townsmen economic, jurisdictional and administrative liberties in […]