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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1127: 13th-Century England, II: Piety, Politics, and Political Capital, 1215-1272

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Thirteenth Century England
Organiser:Antonia Shacklock, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Stephen Church, School of History, University of East Anglia
Paper 1127-aSwearing at Runnymede: An Oath of 38 Royalists in 1215
(Language: English)
Joshua Hey, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Law, Lay Piety, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1127-bSacred Place and Sacred Time: Henry III's Use of the Sacred in His Kingship
(Language: English)
Antonia Shacklock, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Lay Piety, Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1127-cSimon de Montfort and the 'Unknown Knight': The First Crusade and the Battle of Lewes
(Language: English)
Sophie Ambler, School of History, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Crusades, Historiography - Medieval, Lay Piety

The 13th century was an age of religious renewal. It dawned with the pontificate of Innocent III, whose pastoral decrees on confession and the Eucharist were disseminated across Europe, saw the rise of the mendicant orders with their systematic approach to preaching and, in England, the age of the bishop-saints. At the same time, the crusade maintained its central place in noble culture. This session will consider the place of faith in the political theatre of 13th-century England, examining how it informed the practice and presentation of political conduct during the reigns of King John and Henry III.