IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 210: Problems and Possibilities of Early Medieval Diplomatic, II: New Light from Old Charters

Monday 9 July 2007, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Allan Scott McKinley, Department of History, University of Birmingham
Moderator/Chair:Paul Fouracre, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Paper 210-aThe Charters of Lothar I, 843-55
(Language: English)
Elina Screen, Department of Coins & Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 210-bReassessing the Reign of King Edmund, 939-46: The Charter Evidence
(Language: English)
Alaric A. Trousdale, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 210-cArchbishop Æthelnoth the Good and his Knights: The Origins of Canterbury's Feudal Quota Reconsidered
(Language: English)
Nicholas Brooks, Department of History, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Local History, Military History
Abstract

Using the diplomatic evidence, these three papers will throw light on areas otherwise under-studied by historians. Screen will offer a reconsideration of the reign of Emperor Lothar I, examining how power-relationships altered in the light of charters. Trousdale will focus upon the court politics of King Edmund’s reign, illuminating a generally unknown period of the 10th century. Brooks will examine the role of feudalism in pre-conquest England, focussing upon Kent, and suggest that feudalism pre-dates the conquest by more than a generation.