IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 535: 14th-Century England, I: Visual Representations of Power

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Society for 14th-Century Studies
Organiser:Gwilym Dodd, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:David Green, Centre for British Studies, Harlaxton College, University of Evansville
Paper 535-aThe Gallery of Kings at Lincoln Cathedral: A Royal Spectacle
(Language: English)
Netta Clavner, Independent Scholar, Tel Aviv
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 535-bBuilding the King's Court at Westminster: The Strange Case of Roger Almaly and the Monks of Westminster Abbey
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Biggs, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Law, Local History, Social History
Paper 535-cWomen and Heraldry in the 14th Century
(Language: English)
Bridget Wells-Furby, Independent Scholar, London
Index terms: Heraldry, Mentalities, Women's Studies

The Gallery of Kings at Lincoln Cathedral (1350s/60s) has received modest, and predominantly stylistic, academic discussion. A socio-political study of it has yet to be carried out. Paper -a explores the Gallery in its topographical and historical contexts with particular attention to royal imagery in correlation to political and social ideologies. Paper -b uses a conflict between monks of Westminster Abbey and a group of masons working on the king’s palace (which resulted in the murder of one of the masons) to explore the social and legal context of Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster in the early 14th century. Paper -c offers an analysis of a sample of women’s seals to show the variety of ways in which the choice of coats of arms could be deployed to express a woman’s self-image or position.