IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1107: The English of Ireland: The Evolution of a Community Through the Middle Ages

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Trinity College Dublin
Organiser:Sparky Booker, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Moderator/Chair:Seán Duffy, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Paper 1107-aPatronage, Piety, and the English of Ireland: The Benefactors of the Hospital of St John the Baptist, Dublin
(Language: English)
Grace O'Keeffe, Department of Medieval History, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Local History, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Social History
Paper 1107-bThe Gentry of Ireland and England: A Common Ethos?
(Language: English)
Áine Foley, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Local History, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Social History
Paper 1107-cCommunity, Identity, and the English of Ireland in the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Sparky Booker, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Local History, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

Between the 12th and 16th centuries the English of Ireland evolved from a foreign, invading force to a ‘Middle Nation’, neither English nor Irish.

This session will approach those experiences from three angles; the efforts of the English in the 12th and 13th centuries to establish themselves by means other than military; the parallels between the gentry communities of Ireland and England during the 14th century; and an examination of the manner in which the 15th-century English of Ireland expressed their communal identity.

The aim is to delineate the changes in the identity of the English of medieval Ireland.