The research papers linked on this page are those written by our members. Some have been written especially for topics that we as a group have discussed, others are individual researches.
Whilst Penny was on-line searching through the Nottingham Borough Records looking for snippets for the Society's Ricardian Chronicle she came across the case of Cornerwong, an ongoing legal dispute over the ownership of a piece of land - what else would it be - it was the fifteenth century!
"Of course land disputes were two a penny in the fifteenth century & not usually very interesting because all we have is a brief court report or reference. What I found interesting about the case of Cornerwong was that through the various documents the whole human drama comes to life in their own words & in the kind of detail that I've only come across before in the Paston letters. By the time I'd assembled it I felt I knew them all."
Penny's investigation into her near neighbour Ralph Rudyard of Rudyard and his family's tradition that he killed King Richard at the battle of Bosworth in 1485.