Bishop Bighead, the Countess, and the Problem of a Medieval Source

- *Burger, Michael
This talk revolves around a single, seemingly innocuous question: When in the thirteenth century did Bishop Robert Grosseteste write a guide to running a household and estates for a countess of Lincoln?

This tiny question is a point of entry into larger issues in medieval social history, the kind of world professional historians inhabit, and lessons for history students no matter their subject or period.