IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1003: Aristocracy and Influence in 14th-Century England and Wales

Wednesday 13 July 2005, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Society for Fourteenth-Century Studies
Organiser:W. Mark Ormrod, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Douglas Biggs, Department of History, Waldorf College, Iowa
Paper 1003-aEdward II and his Favourites
(Language: English)
Martyn Lawrence, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Administration, Law, Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1003-b'Mon cher frère et feal': Thomas of Brotherton's Political Role, 1316-1326
(Language: English)
Alison F. Marshall, Department of Historical Studies, University of Bristol
Index terms: Administration, Law, Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1003-cPrime Objects of Civilization: The Mortimers of West Wales
(Language: English)
Barbara Wright, Independent Scholar, Otley
Index terms: Administration, Law, Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

This session examines both normative and performative aspects of aristocratic life in England and Wales, mainly in the fourteenth century, by focussing on two cases studies (one an individual, the other a family) and one thematic study of the theme of the favourite. It will be of interest to all those who pursue the ideological and political history of aristocracy, and of special relevance to those committed to the political history of the reign of Edward II.