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Jonathan Masters

Research student

Jonathan Masters

Lancaster University

Bowland College



Research overview

My research examines the social and economic development of medieval Lancashire as evidenced by change in landscape and agroeconomic activity during the period 1150 to 1550. My geographical area of research focuses on the coastal and low lying regions of Lancashire, especially the land between the Ribble and Mersey. My approach also makes use of minor place-names and their use in documents such as title deeds as evidence of significant change in landscape through socio-economic practice. My studentship award is an ESRC CASE studentship in collaboration with Lancashire County Archives at Preston. More broadly, I am interested in historic landscape, local medieval economy and society, the customs and practice of medieval land tenure, the formation of Lancashire's 'gentry'.    

Thesis Title

Provisional: The social and economic evolution of Lancashire's coastal areas c. 1150-1550: Evidence of minor place-names.


Supervised By

Dr Fiona Edmonds

Prof Ian Gregory

Research Grants

Economic and Social Research Council CASE studentship in collaboration with Lancashire County Archives 

Current Teaching

I have contributed to HIST199 ''Witches', Warriors, and Slavers: Exploring the History of Lancaster' module.

Additional Information

Economic History Society Student Ambassador

Contact me

My email is j.masters1@lancaster.ac.uk