IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 216: Borders and Borderlands in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, II: Nations and Allies in Late Medieval Britain

Monday 3 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol
Organiser:Helen Fulton, Department of English, University of Bristol
Moderator/Chair:James Doherty, School of Modern Languages, University of Bristol
Paper 216-aAttitudes to Immigrants in Later Medieval England: A Microhistorical Approach
(Language: English)
W. Mark Ormrod, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Geography and Settlement Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Social History
Paper 216-bLa Vie du Prince Noir and the Death of the Black Prince: Memorialization in Late Medieval England
(Language: English)
Daniel Davies, Department of English, University of Pennsylvania
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Political Thought
Paper 216-cFighting for England, Winning in Wales: Political Poetry and Cross-Border Factionalism in 15th-Century Wales
(Language: English)
Helen Fulton, Department of English, University of Bristol
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Celtic, Political Thought, Social History
Abstract

This is the second of three sessions on ‘Borders and Borderlands in Medieval and Early Modern Europe’. The aim of this session is to show how cross-border allegiances in England, Scotland, and Wales refined and shaped concepts of national identity in these three nations. The presence of migrant groups in England exacerbated existing social divisions but also contributed to the growing English nationalism, while in Scotland the alliance with France produced a new sense of identity. In Wales, political poetry helped to cement factions of Welsh and English led by various Marcher lords, preparing the ground for the civil wars of the 15th century.