IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1105: Social, Political, and Cultural Exchanges: Ireland, Britain, and the Wider World in the Later Middle Ages, II - English Ireland?: Administration and Procedure

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Medieval History Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin
Organiser:Áine Foley, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Moderator/Chair:Robin Frame, Department of History, Durham University
Paper 1105-aQuo warranto Law and Practice in Medieval Ireland
(Language: English)
Paul Brand, All Souls College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Administration, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1105-bAt the King's Pleasure?: The Irish Sheriff and Patterns of Appointment in the 13th and 14th Centuries
(Language: English)
Áine Foley, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Administration, Genealogy and Prosopography
Paper 1105-cThe Foundation of the Irish Priory of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem in the Early 13th Century
(Language: English)
Paolo Virtuani, School of History, University College Dublin
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life

This session examines the extent to which English norms of administration were prevalent in the lordship of Ireland. The first paper will examine the surviving evidence for quo warranto proceedings in medieval Ireland and compare them with their English counterparts. The second paper will investigate the patterns of appointment of the Irish sheriff in the 13th and 14th centuries and comparisons will be made to his counterpart in England. The final paper will analyse the issues surrounding the foundation of the Irish Priory of the Knights Hospitaller at the beginning of the 13th century and investigate the origin of the Order’s presence in Ireland, as well as its connections with Wales and Britain.