IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 111: The Pleasure of Archives: Uncovering England in the 13th Century

Monday 1 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Kathleen Neal, School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Moderator/Chair:Sean Cunningham, The National Archives, Kew
Paper 111-aConstructing the Past in England's Borderlands: A Curious Case from 13th-Century Monmouth
(Language: English)
Emma Cavell, School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 111-bRichard of Cornwall, Recoinage, and Reform in the Mints and Exchanges in the Reign of Henry III
(Language: English)
Richard Cassidy, Department of History, King's College London
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Numismatics, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 111-cPower and the Pleasure of Prose: The Correspondence of Edward I and Llywelyn ap Gruffydd
(Language: English)
Kathleen Neal, School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Politics and Diplomacy, Rhetoric
Abstract

Among the great pleasures of medieval history is working with original documents. This session draws heavily on unpublished archival materials from The National Archives, Kew, examining elements of royal and lordly administrative culture in 13th-century England. Richard Cassidy elucidates the profits, politics, and practicalities of the recoinage financed by Henry III’s brother, Richard of Cornwall; and Kathleen Neal discusses what considerations influenced the wording of an ideologically-significant letter from Edward I to Llywelyn ap Gruffydd.