Episode 7: Craig Lambert and Gary Baker on English Maritime Shipping

lambert-and-bakerIt’s still rather summery here in Southampton, but the new semester is almost underway. At times the wind picks up, the rain mists down, and there’s a humidity in the air that reminds us we’re located near the water. In celebration of the new semester and Southampton’s maritime history, we’ve got a new episode of Southampton History Speaks. This time around, listen to Gary Baker and Craig Lambert talk to Rachel Herrmann about medieval and early modern English maritime shipping.


You’ll learn about the Grace Dieu and its significance in the context of this year’s Agincourt commemorations, how one researches the medieval world when one’s sources are just lists and lists and lists, and why Gary and Craig think “databasing” should be a word. This is an episode for historians interested in big datasets and how to wrangle them, but it’s also an episode for everyone interested in maritime history more broadly.


You can right-click on this episode link to open it in a new window and stream the podcast without having to download it, or you can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes U. If you want to learn more about History at the University of Southampton, you can visit our website, follow us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook. We continue to welcome feedback about things we can do to improve, or about topics you’d like to see covered in future. A list of suggested reading is also included below. Thanks for stopping by!


Suggested Reading

Ayton, Andrew and Lambert, Craig. ‘A Maritime Community in War and Peace: Kentish ports, ships and mariners, 1320-1400’, Archaeologia Cantiana, 134 (2014): 67-104.

Baker, Gary. ‘Investigating the Socio-Economic Origins of English Archers in the Second Half of the Fourteenth Century’, Journal of Medieval Military History XII, ed. Clifford, J. Rogers, Kelly DeVries, John France (2014).

Lambert, Craig and Ayton, Andrew. ‘The English Mariner in the Fourteenth Century’, in Fourteenth Century England, ed. Mark Ormrod (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2012), 153-76.

Lambert, Craig. ‘The Cinque Ports in the wars of Edward II and Edward III: New Methodologies and Shipping Estimates’, in Roles of the Sea in Medieval England, ed. Richard Gorski (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2012): 59-78.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *