IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 508: Images of Lordship in Religious Buildings in the Middle Ages

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:University of York
Organiser:Mark Lee Honeywell, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Moderator/Chair:W. Mark Ormrod, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Paper 508-aPower Politics or Piety?: Religious Buildings on the Welsh Marches and Western Borders in the Late 13th and Early 14th Centuries
(Language: English)
Mark Lee Honeywell, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Architecture - General, Art History - General, Political Thought, Social History
Paper 508-bCelebrating Fragmentation: The Presence of Aristocratic Body Parts in Religious Houses
(Language: English)
Danielle Marianne Westerhof, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Art History - General, Social History
Paper 508-cExpressions of Local Lordship: The Patronage of North Yorkshire's Parish Churches and Funerary Monuments
(Language: English)
Aleksandra McClain, Department of Archaeology, University of York
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Social History
Abstract

The theme of this session is to investigate the ways that some of the highest members of medieval society used the space in religious buildings, and directed religious patronage, to convey secular messages. Mark Honeywell will look at how the rebuilding work carried out at Tewkesbury Abbey by Hugh Despenser the younger, conveyed overtly political and dynastic messages. Danielle Westerhof investigates how the physical remains of an aristocratic patron or benefactor, established a religious and political relationship between a monestery and family. Finally, Dr Finch will look at the image of the kneeling knight in late medieval sepulcral monuments and the role of piety in chivalric culture.