IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 225: Perspectives on Royal Power, II: Kingship, Palaces, and Ritual

Monday 7 July 2008, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Durham University
Organiser:David Rollason, Department of History, Durham University
Moderator/Chair:Sarah Semple, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
Paper 225-aRoyal Palaces in England: Design and Purpose
(Language: English)
Simon Thurley, English Heritage, London
Index terms: Architecture - Secular, Art History - General
Paper 225-bRoyal Chapels and the Chapel Royal: The Religious Routines of English Royal Households
(Language: English)
Kent Rawlinson, Hampton Court Palace, Historic Royal Palaces, London
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Architecture - Secular, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life
Paper 225-cWashing the Feet of the Poor at the Court of Henry III of England
(Language: English)
Sally Dixon-Smith, Tower of London, Historic Royal Palaces
Index terms: Lay Piety, Religious Life

This session, the second in a series exploring the nature of royal power using cross-disciplinary approaches, is devoted to exploring the significance of the layout and architecture of royal palaces in understanding the nature and function of kingship. It will focus on hitherto little explored aspects of royal rituals notably in the context of chapels and religious rituals and routines associated with the palace, specifically in the context of the palace chapels and Maundy Thursday rituals.