IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 217: Weaving the Fabric of Society?: Rules of Royals and Nobles in Scotland, c. 1200-c. 1603

Monday 9 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:School of History & Politics, Universty of Stirling / School of Divinity, History & Philosophy, University of Aberdeen
Organiser:Lucinda Dean, School of History & Politics, University of Stirling
Moderator/Chair:Laura Tompkins, Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Paper 217-a'To Ordo or Not to Ordo': The Illusive Order of Ceremony of the Medieval Scottish Coronation and Inauguration
(Language: English)
Lucinda Dean, School of History & Politics, University of Stirling
Index terms: Art History - General, Liturgy, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 217-bHow to Use a Castle: Environmental Influences on the Nature of the Medieval Scottish Noble Hosting and Entertainments
(Language: English)
Katherine Buchanan, Centre for Environmental History & Policy, University of Stirling
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Architecture - General, Daily Life, Social History
Paper 217-cA Scottish Enigma?: Margaret of Denmark and the Rules of 15th-Century Queenship
(Language: English)
Amy Hayes, School of Divinity, History & Philosophy, University of Aberdeen
Index terms: Daily Life, Gender Studies, Hagiography, Women's Studies
Abstract

The rules and protocol underpinning medieval Scotland had developed through a wide breadth of external influences originating from England, France, Scandinavia, and the Low Countries in addition to their earlier Celtic/Irish and Pictish past. This panel, through papers discussing aspects of the inaugural state celebrations of Scotland (c. 1200-c. 1603), the queenship of Margaret of Denmark (1467-1486), and the entertainment of guests by the Scottish nobility during the 15th and 16th centuries, seeks to explore whether these influences drove a desire to adhere to rules of structured society, or whether the Scottish court circulated around a far more uniquely fluid and moveable construct.