Publications

Books and Major Online Projects (single-authored unless indicated)

Seeking Sanctuary: Crime, Mercy, and Politics in English Courts, 1400-1550 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming July 2017 – in press). McSheffrey, SS, cover
Sanctuary Seekers in England, 1380-1557 (2017) downloadable in MS Excel and pdf
Consistory: Testimony in the Late Medieval London Consistory Court, online at http://digitalhistory.concordia.ca/consistory, 2008- Consistory bells
Marriage, Sex, and Civic Culture in Late Medieval London (Philadelphia:  University of Pennsylvania Press, Middle Ages Series, 2006).
Shannon McSheffrey and Norman Tanner, ed. and trans. Lollards of Coventry 1486-1522. Camden Fifth Series, vol. 23 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003).
Gender and Heresy: Women and Men in Lollard Communities, 1420-1530 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, Middle Ages Series, 1995).
Love and Marriage in Late Medieval London, TEAMS Documents of Practice Series (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 1995). 89 pp.

Articles and Essays

“Liberties of London: Social Networks, Sexual Disorder, and Peculiar Jurisdictions in the Late Medieval English Metropolis,” in Crossing Borders: Boundaries and Margins in Medieval and Early Modern Britain, ed. Krista J. Kesselring and Sara Butler (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming).

“The Murder of Mistress Lacey’s Maid: Ad Hockery and the Law in England circa 1530,” in Texts and Contexts in Legal History: Essays in Honor of Charles Donahue, pp. 331-347, edited by John Witte, Sara McDougall, and Anna di Robilant (Berkeley: Robbins Collection, 2016). http://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/982031/

“William Webbe’s Wench: Henry VIII, History, and Popular Culture,” in The Middle Ages on Television: Critical Essays, ed. Karolyn Kinane and Meriem Pagès (Jefferson, N. C.: McFarland, 2015), 53-77. http://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/980820/

Judith M. Bennett and Shannon McSheffrey, “Early, Erotic, and Alien: Women Dressing as Men in Late Medieval London,” History Workshop Journal 77 (Spring 2014): 1-25. http://hwj.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/dbt046?ijkey=zPQQoIXjXPupliH&keytype=ref

“Stranger Artisans and the London Sanctuary of St. Martin le Grand,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 43:3 (2013): 545-71. http://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/977940/

“The Slaying of William Pennington: Violence, Masculinity, and Legal Narrative in the Reign of Henry VIII,” Florilegium 28 (2011 [appeared 2013]): 169-203. http://journals.hil.unb.ca/index.php/flor/index

“A Remarrying Widow: Law and Legal Records in Late Medieval London,” in Worth and Repute: Valuing Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Essays in Honour of Barbara Todd (Toronto: CRRS Publications, 2011), 231-52. http://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/7092/

Shannon McSheffrey and Julia Pope, “Ravishment, Legal Narratives, and Chivalric Culture in Fifteenth-Century England,” Journal of British Studies 48:4 (2009): 818-36. http://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/6407/

“Sanctuary and the Legal Topography of Pre-Reformation London,” Law and History Review 27:3 (Fall 2009): 483-514; http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/lhr/27.3/mcsheffrey.html.

“Detective Fiction in the Archives: Court Records and the Uses of Law in Late Medieval England,” History Workshop Journal 65 (Spring 2008), 65-78. http://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/6580/

“Whoring Priests and Godly Citizens: Law, Morality, and Clerical Sexual Misconduct in Late Medieval London,” in Local Identities in England 1400-1700, pp. 50-70, edited by Daniel Woolf and Norman Jones (Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

“Heresy, Orthodoxy, and English Vernacular Religion, 1480-1525,” Past & Present, 186 (February 2005): 47-80. http://past.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/186/1/47?ijkey=pnK202z1sL0kPY3&keytype=ref

“Place, Space, and Situation: Public and Private in the Making of Marriage in Late-Medieval London,” Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies, 79 (2004): 960-90.

“Men and Masculinity in Late Medieval London Civic Culture: Governance, Patriarchy, and Reputation,” in Conflicting Identities and Multiple Masculinities: Men in the Middle Ages, pp. 243-278, ed. Jacqueline Murray (New York: Garland Press, 1999).

“ ‘I will never have none against my father’s will’: Consent and the Making of Marriage in the Late Medieval Diocese of London,” in Women, Marriage, and Family in Medieval Christendom: Essays in Memory of Michael M. Sheehan, C.S.B., pp. 153-74, ed. Joel T. Rosenthal and Constance M. Rousseau (Kalamazoo: University of Western Michigan Press, 1998).

“Jurors, Respectable Masculinity, and Christian Morality,” Journal of British Studies 37 (1998): 269-278.

“Conceptualizing Difference: English Society in the Late Middle Ages,” Journal of British Studies 36 (1997), 134-39.

“Literacy and the Gender Gap in the Late Middle Ages: Women and Reading in Lollard Communities,” in Women, the Book and the Godly, pp. 157-70, ed. Jane H.M. Taylor and Lesley Smith (Woodbridge, Suffolk: D. S. Brewer, 1995).

“Women’s History in Canada,” Bulletin d’information, International Committee of Historical Sciences, 19 (1993), 126-31.

“Women and Lollardy: A Reassessment,” Canadian Journal of History 26 (1991), 199-223.