IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1353: Princes and Earls: Aspects of Lordship and the Realities of Power in the 13th Century

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Rodolphe Billaud, Independent Scholar, Tonbridge
Moderator/Chair:Paul R. Dryburgh, The National Archives, Kew
Paper 1353-aThe Affinity of the de Lacy Constables of Chester and Earls of Lincoln in the 13th Century: A Demonstration of Aristocratic Prowess
(Language: English)
Andrew David Connell, Department of History, Canterbury Christ Church University
Index terms: Administration, Genealogy and Prosopography, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1353-bA Forgotten Island?: The Lord Edward's Lordship of Ireland, 1254-72
(Language: English)
Rodolphe Billaud, Independent Scholar, Tonbridge
Index terms: Administration, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1353-cTo Forgive and Forget: Lordship, Richard of Cornwall, and the Reconciliation Process in Post-Evesham England
(Language: English)
Adrian Jobson, School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University
Index terms: Military History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Abstract

This session aims to explore instrumental aspects of secular lordship through the experience of two important lords, namely the Lord Edward and Richard of Cornwall, and one family, the de Lacy, earls of Lincoln, who all occupied differing positions and roles within aristocratic society in the 13th century. Andrew Connell’s paper will analyse the construction and the evolution of the de Lacy family’s affinity under the reigns of both Henry III and his son. Rod Billaud will then consider the Lord Edward’s overlooked control of Ireland before ascending the throne in 1272. Finally, Adrian Jobson will investigate Richard of Cornwall’s lordship and benevolent attitude towards Montfortian supporters in the aftermath of the Battle of Evesham (August 1265).