IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 116: Anglo-Norman Kingship

Monday 14 July 2003, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Haskins Society
Organiser:Björn Weiler, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Moderator/Chair:Haki Antonsson, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Paper 116-bMurderers, Thieves and Brigands: The Norman Conquest and the Transformation of the Image of Kingship in Early Medieval England
(Language: English)
Chris Dennis, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 116-cGood Kings and Bad Kings in William of Malmesbury
(Language: English)
Björn Weiler, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

This section explores several interlocking themes as to the nature and representation of royal power in England under the Norman and early Angevin kings (c. 1066 – c. 1155). How were royal claims stated and expressed? What were the means by which political actions were legitimised and what were the means by which contemporary observers might be able to evaluate the events they are recoding?