IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1317: The Deposition of Kings in Late Medieval Europe

Wednesday 14 July 2004, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:British Academy Network: English Political Culture in Comparison
Organiser:Björn Weiler, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Moderator/Chair:Chris Given-Wilson, Department of Mediaeval History, University of St Andrews
Paper 1317-aThe Tyrant, his Wife, her Lover, and the Commune: The Deposition of Edward II (1327)
(Language: English)
Frank Rexroth, Seminar für Mittlere und Neuere Geschichte, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1317-bChristian Sovereignty and Jewish Tyranny: A Medieval Resistance…
(Language: English)
David Nirenberg, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1317-cMad Kings and Psychopaths?: Deposing Kings in the Late Medieval…
(Language: English)
Michael Brown, Department of Scottish History, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy

The papers in this session will explore the means, mechanisms and concepts according to and by which the deposition of a king or ruler was argued, demanded or justified. It will, furthermore, do so within a broader comparative framework, incorporating the kingdoms of Aragon, Castille, Portugal, Scotland and England.