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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 324: The Yorkist Renewal, II: The Limitations of Reform

Monday 6 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Late Medieval Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London
Organiser:Daniel F. Gosling, School of History, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:James Ross, Department of History, University of Winchester
Paper 324-aEdward IV and Parliament
(Language: English)
Hannes Kleineke, History of Parliament Trust, London
Index terms: Administration, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 324-bThe English Clergy and Edward IV
(Language: English)
Daniel F. Gosling, School of History, University of Leeds
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 324-cHousing a Late Medieval College: Reform and Continuity at St George's Windsor
(Language: English)
Euan Roger, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy

The dynastic revolution that brought Edward IV to the throne of England in March 1461 carried an express and ambitious promise of a renewal of the English monarchy and body politic that was, arguably, likely to remain unfulfilled in large parts. The papers in this session will examine the limitations of what the Yorkist regime was able to offer through the prism of King Edward's attitudes to and relations with the institutions of Parliament and the Church, and closer to home, of the King's attempted reform of his favoured collegiate foundation at St George's Windsor.