IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1216: 14th-Century England, III: Plantagenet Power at Home and Abroad

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Society for 14th Century Studies
Organiser:David Green, Centre for British Studies, Harlaxton College, University of Evansville
Moderator/Chair:Chris Given-Wilson, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Paper 1216-aEnglish Colonial Enterprises in the 14th Century: Practice and Theory
(Language: English)
Brendan Smith, Department of History, University of Bristol
Index terms: Local History, Military History, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1216-bCentre and Region: The 'Political North' at the End of the 14th Century
(Language: English)
Mark E. Arvanigian, Department of History, Durham University
Index terms: Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1216-cMovement between the Plantagenet Households of 14th-Century England: Knightly Service to Edward III and His Family
(Language: English)
Matthew Hefferan, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Military History, Politics and Diplomacy

This session explores the relationship between the centre and ‘periphery’ (in the British Isles and overseas) in the later medieval Plantagenet dominions. Papers will explore the reasons why the English impulse to colonise the lands of their neighbours was curbed in this era, and how this informed contemporary thinking about the nature of English power as well as considering the position and role of members of the royal retainers and extended affinity in regions distant from the capital.