IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 203: Towards a New Military History: Defences and Recruitment in Later Medieval Wales and England

Monday 7 July 2008, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:AHRC project: 'The Soldier in Later Medieval England', International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) Centre, University of Reading / School of Humanities, University of Southampton
Organiser:Adrian R. Bell, International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Centre, University of Reading
Moderator/Chair:Adrian R. Bell, International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Centre, University of Reading
Paper 203-aThe Welsh Knights' Fees
(Language: English)
Max Lieberman, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Administration, Law, Military History, Social History
Paper 203-bAspects of the Welsh Soldier, 1282-1243
(Language: English)
Adam Chapman, Department of History, University of Southampton / Manchester Metropolitan University
Index terms: Administration, Military History, Social History
Paper 203-cMilitary Organisation in Late Medieval Southampton, c.1300-c.1500
(Language: English)
Randall Moffett, School of Humanities, University of Southampton
Index terms: Military History, Social History
Abstract

This panel will consider recruitment and defence in later medieval England and Wales. It aims to place two core topics of military history within new contexts. The levying of troops in a cross-cultural setting will be discussed in two papers on the Welsh knights’ fees and on the Welshmen serving in the armies of the later medieval English kings. The third paper will consider the defences of Southampton in the round, giving due emphasis to the links between communities and combatants.