IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1645: Continuity and Conquest in England and Normandy, IV: The Loss of Normandy

Thursday 5 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Haskins Society
Organiser:Alex Hurlow, Department of History, University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:Leonie V. Hicks, Department of History and American Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
Paper 1645-aRemembering and Forgetting the ‘Loss of Normandy'
(Language: English)
Daniel Power, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research (MEMO), Swansea University
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1645-bKingship and Continuity: Royal Authority after Conquest and Loss in 12th- and 13th-Century English Literature
(Language: English)
Charlotte Liebelt, School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Political Thought
Paper 1645-cMemories of the Ducal Past: Identities in 13th-Century Normandy
(Language: English)
Alex Hurlow, Department of History, University of Manchester
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities

Conquests are frequently presented as great turning points in history, but conquests are often defined as much by their continuities as by their changes. Across four sessions, we aim to examine the continuity of social practices and memorialisation across the conquests of England and Normandy in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries. In this panel we shall discuss the role of social practices in the memory of conquest and the ‘Loss of Normandy’ in the late 12th and early 13th century, specifically the ways in which political, religious, and cultural practices were both altered and sustained in the wake of conquest.