IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1503: Power and Protection, I: Kingship and Protection

Thursday 12 July 2007, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of Durham
Organiser:David Rollason, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Durham University
Moderator/Chair:Christian Liddy, Department of History, Durham University
Paper 1503-aRoyal Power and Public Protection in Aquitaine and Gascony in c. 1000
(Language: English)
Claire Taylor, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Administration, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1503-bRoyal Mercy and Political Debate in 14th-Century England
(Language: English)
Helen Lacey, Mansfield College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Administration, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1503-cProtection and the Exercise of Lordship
(Language: English)
Matthew J. Innes, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Index terms: Administration, Politics and Diplomacy

One of a series of sessions exploring protection in the theory of lordship; in the processes of feud and their legal regulation; in royal powers from the protection of widows and wardships to the granting of charters of immunity; and in the ideology of the Christian Church. This session explores the role of ideas of protection in royal power in the offering of specific protections as an obligation of good kingship; in the relationship of the ideals of royal protection and royal mercy, and the concepts of protection, immunities, and the delegation of royal and lordly power.