15 June 2018
King's alumnus Kenneth Duggan receives 2017 David Yale Prize and 2018 Leonard Boyle Prize
King's Department of History alumnus Kenneth Duggan has been awarded the Selden Society's 2017 David Yale Prize for his article "The Hue and Cry in Thirteenth-Century England", and the 2018 Leonard Boyle Prize by the Canadian Society of Medievalists for his King's College London PhD thesis "Communal Justice in Thirteenth-Century England", which was jointly supervised by Professor David Carpenter and Dr Alice Taylor.
King’s Department of History alumnus Kenneth Duggan has been awarded the Selden Society’s 2017 David Yale Prizefor his article “The Hue and Cry in Thirteenth-Century England”, and the 2018 Leonard Boyle Prize by the Canadian Society of Medievalists for his King’s College London PhD thesis “Communal Justice in Thirteenth-Century England”, which was jointly supervised by Professor David Carpenter and Dr Alice Taylor.
The David Yale Prize is awarded only every two years “for an outstanding contribution to the history of the law of England and Wales”. The Leonard Boyle Prize is awarded annually to the most outstanding PhD thesis in any field of medieval studies produced by a Canadian or someone resident in Canada.
The judges for the Leonard Boyle Prize said: “In a field of very strong candidates, Kenneth impressed the adjudication committee with the depth of his research and the far-reaching implications he drew from such a substantial amount of primary documentation”. Last year, Kenneth was also awarded the 2017 Pollard Prize by the Institute of Historical Research for his paper “The Limits of Strong Government: Attempts to Control Criminality in Thirteenth-Century England”.
In August, Kenneth will be moving to Nanaimo, British Columbia, where he’ll be taking up a one-year lectureship in the Department of History at Vancouver Island University.