IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1116: 14th-Century England, II: Loyalty and Allegiance in 14th Century England

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Society for 14th Century Studies
Organiser:David Green, Centre for British Studies, Harlaxton College, University of Evansville
Moderator/Chair:Gwilym Dodd, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Paper 1116-aA Forgotten Brotherhood: Investigating the Knightly Following of Thomas Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, 1330-1369
(Language: English)
Pierre Gaite, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Index terms: Military History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1116-bLudlow and the Palmers' Guild: Networks and Spaces
(Language: English)
Rachel Clare Harkes, Department of History, Durham University
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Urban, Local History, Social History
Paper 1116-cRemembering the Battle of Crécy: The Great East Window of Gloucester Cathedral
(Language: English)
Netta Clavner, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck College, University of London
Index terms: Art History - General, Military History, Social History

Paper -a: This paper provides a prosopographical analysis of the household knights of Thomas Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick. Scholars have seldom considered these men in the context of belonging to an identifiable body of fellow knights, sharing fealty to a great lord. By drawing on a range of evidence from government records and surviving charters, this study aims to build a picture of the men in Warwick’s knightly retinue, revealing a collective intricately tied to broader social networks through military service, medieval justice, and county society. Paper -b: The networks created by the Palmers’ Guild within Ludlow and its immediate vicinity were instrumental in ensuring the longevity of the guild. This paper explores the role that physical spaces created by the guild (Grammar school and Guildhall) took within this development. Paper -c: During the Hundred Years War, art was a valuable tool of propaganda. Among the most outstanding examples is the great east window at Gloucester Cathedral, constructed in the 1350s. This paper demonstrates how the window’s composition evokes the knightly claim to sanctity, and reveals how it shaped the way its audience remembered the battle of Crécy.