IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 1316: The Geography of Power in Early Medieval Britain

Wednesday 16 July 2003, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Early Medieval Europe
Organiser:Helena Hamerow, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:John Blair, Queen's College, University of Oxford
Paper 1316-aYeavering, Bamburgh and the Geography of Bernician Kingship
(Language: English)
Colm O'Brien, Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Newcastle
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites
Paper 1316-bTowards a Reassessment of 'Kingston' Place-Names
(Language: English)
Duncan Probert, Hilton Shepherd Postgraduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Birmingham

The session approaches the ‘geography of power’ in early medieval Britain throught the composition and structure of a probable Anglo-Saxon royal villa complex at Sutton Courtenay; a reconstruction of the shires of Yeavering and Bamburgh and a consideration of the territorial basis of kingship; and the topography of assembly places in early medieval Scotland.