IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1325: Making Sinners, Making Saints in Late Medieval England

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Bishop's Eye Research Network, University of Lincoln / University of Huddersfield
Organiser:Philippa Hoskin, Lincoln School of Humanities, University of Lincoln
Moderator/Chair:Philippa Hoskin, Lincoln School of Humanities, University of Lincoln
Paper 1325-aMaking a Bishop, Making a Saint: Emotions, Elections, and Canonisation in Late Medieval Lincoln
(Language: English)
Katherine Harvey, Department of History, King's College London
Index terms: Administration, Ecclesiastical History, Liturgy, Mentalities
Paper 1325-bAdjudicating between Sanctity and Sin: Ecclesiastical Lawyers in the Diocese of Lincoln
(Language: English)
Patricia Cullum, Department of History, University of Huddersfield
Index terms: Administration, Canon Law, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 1325-cClerical Criminals in Medieval Lincolnshire
(Language: English)
Alison McHardy, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Law, Local History

The boundary between the secular and the ecclesiastical was a fluid one in the late Middle Ages. This was true in legal terms but is also reflected in ritual and in literature. This session examines the many ways in which these limits were negotiated and re-negotiated in the late Middle Ages in all levels of society and how societal attitudes towards Church and State influenced and were influenced by these shifts. To do so it focuses upon the diocese and city of Lincoln.