IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 735: Military Orders Behaving Badly in Britain

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Christie Majoros-Dunnahoe, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Moderator/Chair:Jochen Burgtorf, Department of History, California State University, Fullerton
Paper 735-aWhat the Hospitaller Said to the Bishop
(Language: English)
Helen J. Nicholson, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index terms: Crusades, Daily Life, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 735-bSafe Sanctuary or Safe Harbour?: Templar and Hospitaller Uses and Abuses of Religious Asylum in England
(Language: English)
Nicole Hamonic, History Department, University of South Dakota
Index terms: Crusades, Daily Life, Law, Local History
Paper 735-cCooking the Books: The Report of Philip de Thame and the Extent of Hospitaller Possessions in 14th-Century Britain
(Language: English)
Christie Majoros-Dunnahoe, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index terms: Crusades, Daily Life, Economics - Rural, Local History
Abstract

From their beginnings in the late 11th century, the military orders grew in size and influence, gaining land and special privileges in the West to aid their activities in the East. Successive waves of rules and statutes provided frameworks for the growth of these ever larger orders and provided a means by which those houses furtherest from the administrative centres would be maintained. This session will investigate the success of these attempts at cohesion through the examination of the administration of the orders’ houses in Britain, their use of special privileges, and their relationships with their ecclesiastical neighbours.