IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1309: Gentry Identity and Legacy, II: Landscape and Architecture

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Katie Bridger, Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester
Matthew Ward, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Philip J. Morgan, Research Institute for the Humanities, Keele University
Respondent:Matthew Ward, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Paper 1309-aLove Thy Neighbour?: Geographical Proximity and Gentry Identity in Leicestershire, c. 1460-1540
(Language: English)
Katie Bridger, Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography, Geography and Settlement Studies, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1309-bTattershall and Beyond: Elite Architecture in Late Medieval England
(Language: English)
James Wright, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

The world of the gentry has received substantial attention from historians in recent years, led by the disarmingly simple question of ‘Who were the gentry?’. This session brings together current gentry research in an attempt to better understand this complex and nuanced group. Adopting a broad range of inter-disciplinary approaches, the contributions consider the creation, consolidation, and expression of gentry identity and legacy in the localities and on the national stage. This session focuses on the methods used by the gentry to manipulate the local landscape for self-expression, taking both the built and the physical environment into account.