IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1626: Religious Belief and Benefaction in England during the Hundred Years War

Thursday 16 July 2009, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Society for Fourteenth-Century Studies
Organiser:Graham E. St John, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Chris Given-Wilson, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Paper 1626-aWhite Monks or Monastic Black Sheep?: Cistercian Benefaction in the Wake of the Statute of Carlisle
(Language: English)
Graham E. St John, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 1626-bSymbols of War and Peace: Sepulchral Monuments and the Image of Aristocracy in 14th-Century Yorkshire
(Language: English)
Mark Lee Honeywell, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Heraldry, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 1626-cPerpetual Chantries and Political Imperatives in 15th-Century Bristol
(Language: English)
Clive Burgess, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Lay Piety, Liturgy, Religious Life, Social History
Abstract

This session will examine what effect England’s extended war against various other Christian kingdoms had upon the religious beliefs and practices of its people. It will focus upon the idea that royal policy and foreign military service could influence aristocratic religious beliefs and practices. What this session seeks to emphasise is how the martial experiences of English men-at-arms could influence their dealings and dedications to local religious houses, the importance they placed upon the parish, and their personal piety and charity.