IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1705: Medieval Hostages and Hostageship, III: The Later Middle Ages

Thursday 4 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:15th-Century Conference
Organiser:Katherine Weikert, Department of Archaeology / Department of History, University of Winchester
Moderator/Chair:Gordon McKelvie, Department of History, University of Winchester
Paper 1705-aHostages for the Surrender of Towns and Fortresses in the First Half of the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Rémy Ambühl, Department of History, University of Southampton
Index terms: Law, Mentalities, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1705-bCompelling the Crown: Royal Hostages in the Wars of the Roses
(Language: English)
Alexander Brondarbit, Department of History, University of Winchester
Index terms: Law, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy

This session, the third of a three-session strand on medieval hostageship, explores hostages and hostageship in the late medieval period. Papers will individually focus aspects of French and English royal hostages, including the king himself as a hostage, and the use of hostages in the surrender of towns in France. This session overall will investigate legal, political, diplomatic and social aspects of hostageship in the late Middle Ages.