IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1128: 14th-Century Studies, II: 14th-Century Court and Culture

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Society for 14th-Century Studies
Organiser:Gwilym Dodd, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:James Bothwell, School of History, University of Leicester
Paper 1128-aProjecting Dynastic Majesty: State Ceremony in the Reign of Robert the Bruce
(Language: English)
Lucinda Dean, School of History & Politics, University of Stirling
Index terms: Liturgy, Performance Arts - General, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1128-bAlice de Lacy and the House of Lancaster
(Language: English)
Jeffrey S. Hamilton, Department of History, Baylor University, Texas
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1128-cEntertainments at the Court of Edward III: An Exercise in Corporate Team Building?
(Language: English)
Richard Barber, Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Performance Arts - General, Social History

This session explores aspects of the culture of the court in England and Scotland. The first paper explores the three key state ceremonials of the reign of Robert I of Scotland: his inaugural ceremony at Scone (1306) where the king may or may not have been crowned, the marriage of his infant son to the English princess Joan of the Tower, and his complex and extravagant funeral ceremony (1329). The second paper traces the turbulent life of Alice de Lacy (d. 1348), wife of Thomas of Lancaster. The third paper is an examination of the court games and tournaments at the court of Edward III particularly in the early years of the reign, examining their political background, and the king’s use of such occasions as a means of bonding the nobility and of sounding out local opinion among lesser lords.