IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1722: The Angevins, II: Kinship, Privacy, and Pilgrimage

Thursday 12 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Department of History & Welsh History, Cardiff University
Organisers:Colette Marie Bowie, Independent Scholar, Glasgow
Paul Webster, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Moderator/Chair:Stephen Church, School of History, University of East Anglia
Paper 1722-aMaking Time for the Person: The Relationship between Family and the Itineraries of the 13th-Century English Kings
(Language: English)
Julie Elizabeth Crockford, Department of History, King's College London
Index terms: Administration, Lay Piety, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1722-bThrough the Eyes of the King: Sensing the Royal Pilgrimage Experience of the Medieval Church
(Language: English)
Emma J. Wells, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Hagiography, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 1722-cVisual Identities of 13th-Century Bishops of England
(Language: English)
Melissa Julian-Jones, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University

Kinship, piety, and display were of central importance in the 13th-century Angevin network of power, and are explored in this session. Melissa Julian-Jones discusses the developing practice amongst 13th century bishops of displaying their arms on their official seals, suggesting how political turmoil and the need to consolidate their position in curial and administrative families helps explain this development. Julie Kanter explores Angevin private life, showing how family relationships – including the complex interaction of adult royal siblings and cousins – influenced the royal itinerary in the13th century. Emma Wells looks at the Angevins at prayer, using material evidence to reveal the royal experience of pilgrimage and saints’ shrines.