IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1624: Strengths and Strains in 14th-Century England

Thursday 12 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Society for 14th-Century Studies
Organiser:James Bothwell, School of History, University of Leicester
Moderator/Chair:Gwilym Dodd, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Paper 1624-aMaking the Lancastrian Capital at Leicester, 1322-1399
(Language: English)
James Bothwell, School of History, University of Leicester
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1624-bBishops and Burgesses: Petitions and Urban Conflict in 14th-Century Lynn
(Language: English)
Matthew Phillips, School of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Law
Paper 1624-c'Red Beds & the Queen's Jewels': The Movable Wealth of Alice Perrers, Mistress of Edward III
(Language: English)
Laura Tompkins, Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Social History

The papers of this panel examine one of the main themes of 14th-century English history: what happens when co-operation is the dominant theme in a political relationship, and what happens when conflict is. Starting with something of a medieval success story when it comes to seigniorial relations – later 14th-century Leicester – this panel then looks at times when the sides in such relationships have difficulty coming to agreement, as in the case of Lynn. Finally, the aftermath of periods of both co-operation and conflict with those in power are examined through the case of the moveable wealth of Alice Perrers – a prime example of both how an individual can work within a system, and what happens when he or she falls out of it.