IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 303: Popes and Robbers: The English Embassy to Rome in 1061

Monday 1 July 2013, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Rory Naismith, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Katy Cubitt, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Paper 303-aA Little-Known Letter of Pope Nicholas II for Archbishop Ealdred: Problems and Significance
(Language: English)
Francesca Tinti, Departamento de Historia Medieval, Moderna y de América, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 303-bPapal Privileges for Anglo-Saxon Bishops: Giso and Wulfwig in Rome, 1061
(Language: English)
Simon D. Keynes, Trinity College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 303-cThe 1061 Embassy and Anglo-Papal Monetary Relations
(Language: English)
Rory Naismith, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Economics - Urban, Numismatics
Abstract

In 1061 a parade of England’s rich and powerful journeyed to Rome. The travellers included Ealdred, Bishop of Worcester and York; Tostig, Earl of Northumbria; and Giso, recently appointed Bishop of Wells. After conducting their business, the party was attacked by robbers immediately outside the city. This session considers aspects of the 1061 embassy and its unfortunate fate. Francesca Tinti draws attention to a little-known letter preserved at York associated with Ealdred’s receipt of the pallium in Rome; Simon Keynes examines the significance of the papal privilege brought home by Giso, the original of which is still preserved at Wells; and Rory Naismith discusses the monetary dimensions and ramifications of the events of 1061.