IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1001: Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman Royal and Noble Women during the 'Long' 11th Century, I

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Haskins Society for Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, Angevin & Viking History
Organiser:Charlotte Cartwright, School of History, University of Liverpool / State University of New York, Oswego
Moderator/Chair:Chris Lewis, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Paper 1001-aMatilda of Flanders as Countess of Normandy
(Language: English)
Charlotte Cartwright, School of History, University of Liverpool / State University of New York, Oswego
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 1001-bA Traffic in Fingers: Piety, Relics, and Queenship in the 11th Century
(Language: English)
Laura Gathagan, Faculty Development Center, State University of New York, Cortland
Index terms: Lay Piety, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 1001-cAbduction and Politics: Wales in the High Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Sue Johns, Dr. S. Johns, 1, Top of University of Sheffield
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Social History, Women's Studies
Abstract

The ‘long’ 11th century was a time of great political change in England and Normandy, and these two linked sessions will explore the lives of queens and noble women who were members of the most powerful families of the period. The first session will focus on the activity of individual women, while the papers in the second consider the complex ties of marriage and family which shaped the lives of all of these women. In the process we also aim to cross the ‘divide’ of the Norman Conquest which often appears between studies of the Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman periods, to highlight the similarities and differences of women throughout this century.