IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1217: Religious Men and Reform, I: Diocesan Reform in Later Medieval England - Institutions and Identities

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Bishop's Eye Research Network / EPISCOPUS: Society for the Study of Bishops & Secular Clergy in the Middle Ages
Organiser:Katherine J. Lewis, Department of History, University of Huddersfield
Moderator/Chair:Patricia Cullum, Department of History, University of Huddersfield
Paper 1217-aPastoral Leaders, Diocesans, Political Agents: Bishops and Their Reform Agendas in Hereford and Winchester Dioceses, 1282-1317
(Language: English)
James Richardson, Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Administration, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 1217-b'Directed according to the judgement of the Dean and Chapter'?: 15th-Century Chantry Chaplains in Lincoln Cathedral
(Language: English)
Marianne Wilson, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Administration, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 1217-cLeading a Double (Devotional) Life: Liturgical Use and Personal Identity in the Beverley Prayer Book
(Language: English)
Eleanor Warren, Leeds University Library / Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Heraldry, Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This session focuses on comparative diocesan contexts in later medieval England to consider the roles played by religious men in various contemporary reforming impetuses. ‘Religious men’ here is used to describe both those in clerical orders of different sorts and devout laymen. The speakers will examine the extent to which reform within these settings was determined and enabled by institutional structures and/or the careers, aspirations, and experiences of individuals. The session will therefore treat the notion of reform both as a public directive and a personal act.