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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1227: 13th-Century England, III: King, Earl, and Baron - Lordships and Realities of Power in 13th-Century England

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Thirteenth Century England
Organiser:Rodolphe Billaud, School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University
Moderator/Chair:Charles Insley, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Paper 1227-aJohn de Lacy: Royal Government, Politics, and Rebellion, 1210-1235
(Language: English)
Andrew David Connell, Department of History, Canterbury Christ Church University
Index terms: Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1227-bHenry III's Takeover of the Honour of Chester: Royal Policy and Local Discontent, 1237-1254
(Language: English)
Rodolphe Billaud, School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University
Index terms: Administration, Local History, Social History
Paper 1227-cThe Image of Lordship: Richard of Cornwall, Ecclesiastical Patronage, and the Assertion of Secular Authority
(Language: English)
Adrian Jobson, Independent Scholar, San Francisco
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Local History

This session will explore the realities of secular lordship during the thirteenth century through the experiences of three individuals who occupied differing positions and roles within noble society: namely the king, the earl, and the baron. Andrew Connell's paper will consider John de Lacy's political and personal relationship with royal government and the crown in the last years of King John's reign and in the early years of Henry III's. Rodolphe Billaud's paper will then analyse Henry III's takeover of the honour of Chester in 1237 and the dramatic consequences it had upon lordship in important border region. Finally, Adrian Jobson's paper will look at Richard of Cornwall's ecclesiastical patronage as a means to reassert his authority within his comital estates.