IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1243: Medieval Models: Kings and Crusaders in Medieval England

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Kathryn Hurlock, Department of History- Politics and Philosophy- Manchester Metropolitan University
Moderator/Chair:Laura Julinda Whatley, College of Arts & Sciences, Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama
Paper 1243-aThe Defence of Royal Power and the Critique of Royal Power in Angevin England
(Language: English)
Katie Hodges-Kluck, Marco Institute for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Index terms: Crusades, Political Thought
Paper 1243-bRemembering Richard: The Representation of the Crusades in Latin and French Accounts of the Expedition of Richard I
(Language: English)
Marianne J. Ailes, Department of French, University of Bristol
Index terms: Crusades, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1243-cA Royal Crusade Chronicle: Visual Narrative in King Edward IV's Royal Eracles (London, British Library, Royal MS 15 E. I)
(Language: English)
Erin Donovan, Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books, Stalden
Index terms: Crusades, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1243-dGodfrey, Richard, and Edward: Representing Crusade Leaders in Early 16th-Century England
(Language: English)
Katherine J. Lewis, Department of History, University of Huddersfield
Index terms: Crusades, Manuscripts and Palaeography

This four-paper session explores the ways in which royal crusade leaders were depicted in medieval texts, primarly in England, and how the crusades were portrayed for royal patrons in texts produced in the late 15th and 16th centuries. Starting with a consideration of royal power and crusading, it moves on to look at masculinity and kingship and the depiction of idealised royal models, demonstrating the enduring power of the crusading ideal in the formation of royal power.