IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1012: Rules and Structures of Households in Late Medieval Britain

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Department of History, University of Winchester
Organiser:Gordon McKelvie, Department of History, University of Winchester
Moderator/Chair:Michael Hicks, Department of History, University of Winchester
Paper 1012-aKeeping it in the Family?: Lord Herbert and the Siege of Harlech, 1468
(Language: English)
Adam Chapman, Department of History, University of Southampton / Manchester Metropolitan University
Index terms: Law, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1012-bExemptions from the Statutes of Livery, 1390-1504
(Language: English)
Gordon McKelvie, Department of History, University of Winchester
Index terms: Law, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1012-cRules and the Court of James IV of Scotland
(Language: English)
William Hepburn, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Law, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Abstract

Royal and aristocratic households were key aspects of late medieval life. They allowed central government to have an influence in the localities and were means of social advancement for their members. This session examines late medieval households from three different, yet complementary, perspectives. Paper -a considers what can be deduced about the Herbert household from the Siege of Harlech. Paper -b take a legal perspective and considers the exemptions from the statutes of livery in the context of attitudes towards households. Paper -c considers these issues in the context of the court of James IV of Scotland.