IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 216: Constructing Kingship: Royal Identity and Authority in Medieval England

Monday 14 July 2003, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Department of History, University of Huddersfield and Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Organiser:Katherine J. Lewis, Department of History, University of Huddersfield
Moderator/Chair:Joanna Huntington, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Paper 216-aQueering Kingship: Edward II's Critics and the Challenges to Royal Authority in Early 14th-Century England
(Language: English)
W. Mark Ormrod, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Gender Studies, Political Thought, Sexuality
Paper 216-bWhat Was the Manhood of Richard II?
(Language: English)
Christopher Fletcher, Université de Bordeaux II
Index terms: Gender Studies, Political Thought, Sexuality
Paper 216-cHenry VI, King Saints and Models of Ideal Kingship
(Language: English)
Katherine J. Lewis, Department of History, University of Huddersfield
Index terms: Gender Studies, Political Thought, Sexuality
Abstract

This and its paired session ‘Constructing Queenship: Royal Identity and Authority in Medieval England’ will explore manifestations of (and challenges to) royal authority in medieval England by taking a cultural-historical approach to the subjects of kingship and queenship. It will place special emphasis on the use of gender as a conceptual tool for the study of power in history settings.