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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 Lawton

documents/the-tale-of-corner-wong-2.doc

 

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.

documents/ralphrudyardbulletin.doc