IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1101: Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman Royal and Noble Women during the 'Long' 11th Century, II

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 11.15-12.45

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:Charlotte Cartwright, School of History, University of Liverpool / State University of New York, Oswego
Paper 1101-aFathers and Daughters: The Case of Æthelred II
(Language: English)
Pauline Stafford, School of History, University of Liverpool / Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 1101-bA Dove in a Cage: The Marriages of Joanna of England
(Language: English)
Beth Thomas, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
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.