IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 326: Power and Beginnings in Later Medieval England

Monday 9 July 2012, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Society for 14th-Century Studies
Organiser:James Bothwell, School of History, University of Leicester
Moderator/Chair:Jeffrey S. Hamilton, Department of History, Baylor University, Texas
Paper 326-aThe First Entry of the Bishop: Episcopal Adventus in 14th-Century England
(Language: English)
Katherine Harvey, Department of History, King's College London
Index terms: Administration, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 326-b'Watch (and learn) with Mother': The Role of Tournament and Display during the Minority of Edward III
(Language: English)
Paul R. Dryburgh, Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 326-cThe Fiscal Constitution in the Minority of Henry VI up to Treasurer Cromwell's Estimates of 1433
(Language: English)
Alex Brayson, Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Administration, Politics and Diplomacy

This session has the theme of ‘beginnings’, namely the opening stages of major medieval offices in later medieval England. Looking at episcopacy and monarchy, this set of papers examines how those in charge (though not necessarily those who legally held the office under consideration) defined their remit, and how they introduced themselves to those placed under their control. These initial stages of the exercise of offices not only gave early indications of how bishops, kings, and royal councillors intended to rule, but often foreshadowed longer term possibilities and problems for those governing in their wake.