Dr. Shannon McSheffrey's New Book Published in United Kingdom
Dr. McSheffrey's new book has just been published in the United Kingdom by Oxford University Press; the North American release is expected in a month or two. Seeking Sanctuary explores a curious aspect of premodern English law: the right of felons to shelter in a church or ecclesiastical precinct, remaining safe from arrest and trial in the king's courts.
Shannon McSheffrey, Seeking Sanctuary: Crime, Mercy, and Politics in English Courts, 1400-1550 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017).
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