IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 1009: The Politics of Royal Children: Potential and Actual

Wednesday 12 July 2006, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Texas Medieval Association
Organiser:Sally N. Vaughn, Department of History, University of Houston, Texas
Moderator/Chair:Sally N. Vaughn, Department of History, University of Houston, Texas
Paper 1009-aAll My Children: The Questionable Parentage of Edward the Elder's Youngest Sons
(Language: English)
Lori A. Lehtola, Department of History, University of St Thomas, Houston, Texas
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1009-bLas Infantas: Medieval Spanish Royal Females
(Language: English)
Debra D. Andrist, Department of Modern & Classical Languages, University of St Thomas, Houston
Index terms: Gender Studies, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1009-cKing for Lack of Adult Men of the Royal House: King Erik III of Denmark, 1137-1146
(Language: English)
Michael H. Gelting, Centre for Scandinavian Studies King's College University of Aberdeen 24 High Street OLD ABERDEEN AB24 3EB
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Abstract

The three paper in this session will examine the claims of royal children to the throne in three different circumstances in Anglo-Saxon England, Spain, and 12th-century Denmark. The hazards and consequences of actual or potential inheritance by children figure in each of the papers, which also deal with royal inheritance patterns, family politics, and high politics.