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-a||Patronage, Piety, and the English of Ireland: The Benefactors of the Hospital of St John the Baptist, Dublin|
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Local History, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Social History
|Paper 1107-b||The Gentry of Ireland and England: A Common Ethos?|
Index terms: Local History, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Social History
|Paper 1107-c||Community, Identity, and the English of Ireland in the 15th Century|
Index terms: Local History, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
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.