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First Name
Rhiannon
Last Name
Sandy
Affiliation
Swansea University
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Keywords
Apprentices, apprenticeship indentures, common law, legal history, economic history, social history, medieval England, urban history, London, guilds, craft guilds, reputation, public performance, diplomatic, debt, false imprisonment, Court of Common Pleas, youth and adolescence, education, gender.
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About Me

I am currently completing my PhD on the development of apprenticeship indentures in England (1250-1500).  My areas of research include socio-economic experiences of apprentices and masters, and the interplay between indentures’ form and content and the nature and aims of English craft guilds. Part of my research project has involved calculating the cost of maintaining an apprentice, the results of which strongly suggest that apprentices cannot be considered ‘cheap labour’.

I am also interested in the legal position of indentures and apprentices within the framework of common law, and the diplomatic of indentures and temporal and regional developments in their form.

My research has been aided by a Postgraduate Bursary from the Economic History Society in 2016.

I previously received my MA Medieval Studies from Swansea University, and hope to publish my thesis on the use of the plea of false imprisonment as a defence in debt cases heard at the Court of Common Pleas in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

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Country Focus
England
Expertise by Geography
England, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Medieval, Pre-17th century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Economic History, Family, Law, Local & Regional, Urban History