IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 324: Culture and Identity in the Communities of 15th-Century England

Monday 9 July 2012, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Lucy Lynch, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:David Green, Centre for British Studies, Harlaxton College, University of Evansville
Paper 324-aA Loyal Community?: A Study of Hampshire during the Wars of the Roses
(Language: English)
Lucy Lynch, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Local History, Social History
Paper 324-b'A collar, a collar, the king did cry!': Livery Collars and the Expression of Power and Identity in Late 15th-Century England
(Language: English)
Matthew Ward, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Local History, Social History
Paper 324-cContrasting Identities?: The Inhabitants of Lincoln Cathedral Close, c. 1450-1500
(Language: English)
Marianne Wilson, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Local History, Social History
Abstract

Every member of society identified with a type of community, whether in a local sense, on a national level or sometimes both. This session seeks to explore the culture amongst the different types of communities that existed in 15th-century England and how individuals identified with a particular group. Paper -a examines community allegiances in Hampshire during the domestic turmoil of the late 15th century, paper -b focusses on the use of the livery collar as a means of identification with king and community and paper -c investigates those associated with Lincoln Cathedral Close.