IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 835: 14th-Century England, IV: Royal Networks of Power

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Society for 14th-Century Studies
Organiser:Gwilym Dodd, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:W. Mark Ormrod, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Paper 835-aThe Earls and the Counsels of Edward III, 1330-1360
(Language: English)
Matt Raven, Department of History, University of Hull
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 835-bAn Asset to Royal Authority?: The Household Knights of Edward III in Local Political Society
(Language: English)
Matthew Hefferan, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Administration, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 835-cHenry IV and South Wales: The Lancastrianisation of the March, 1399-1413
(Language: English)
Douglas Biggs, Department of History, University of Nebraska, Kearney
Index terms: Administration, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

Paper -a seeks to ascertain the role of Edward III’s earls in providing the crucial function of counsel within a changing political and institutional landscape, and thus to investigate a key issue in mid-14th-century political and constitutional practice. Paper -b engages with recent debates about the role of the household knight in local political society, focussing on the reign of Edward III. Paper -c traces the pattern of Henry IV’s appointments to the most significant offices in the Principality of South Wales. It will demonstrate that Henry removed those men who had served in important offices in Richard II’s reign and that they were replaced by men of Lancastrian sympathy.