IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 803: Beyond the Anglo-Norman Conquests: Alternative Narratives in Insular History, II

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Ben Guy, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Rebecca Thomas, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Patrick Wadden, Department of History, Belmont Abbey College, North Carolina
Paper 803-aThe Welsh Conquest of North-Western Mercia in the 12th Century
(Language: English)
Ben Guy, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 803-bGerald of Wales on Henry II and the Third Crusade in the Expugnatio Hibernica's Narrative of Irish History
(Language: English)
Diarmuid Scully, School of History, University College Cork
Index terms: Crusades, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 803-cMissives and Messages in Britain's 12th-Century Chronicles
(Language: English)
Emily A. Winkler, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford / Department of History, University College London
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities, Rhetoric
Abstract

The history of Britain and Ireland between the 11th and 13th centuries is traditionally dominated by narratives of Anglo-Norman conquest. But when the period is viewed from alternative, western perspectives, other discourses come to the fore. In particular, the Irish and Welsh experience during these centuries cannot simply be characterised as one of gradual subjugation at the hands of Anglo-Norman invaders. These sessions bring together some alternative viewpoints on the history of these islands during this turbulent period.