IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 1023: Lollardy and Repression

Wednesday 16 July 2003, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Lollard Society
Organiser:Jill C. Havens, Department of English, Baylor University, Texas
Moderator/Chair:Jill C. Havens, Department of English, Baylor University, Texas
Paper 1023-aLatitude, Repression and Orthodox Textuality
(Language: English)
Ian Johnson, School of English, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Middle English, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 1023-bCapgrave's Lollards: Power and Persecution
(Language: English)
Karen A. Winstead, Department of English, Ohio State University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Middle English, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 1023-cLollard Conventicles and the Discourse of Power
(Language: English)
Penn Szittya, Medieval Studies Program, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Middle English, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Abstract

In this session, the papers cover various forms of repression, social and political, used against the Lollard heresy. The first paper discusses the repression of vernacular texts in the early 15th century; it considers in detail Nicholas Love’s “Mirror” and how, despite that repression, much was still permissible. The second paper deals with the Lancastrian repression of Lollardy in the 15th century and the recording of that repression by the contemporary historian John Capgrave. The final paper will provide a history of the term ‘conventicle’ and examine Ricardian and Lancastrian governments’ repression of such gatherings of heretics.