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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1512: The Archbishops of York and Their Resources, 1100-1500

Thursday 4 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Northern History
Organiser:Julia Steuart Barrow, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Julia Steuart Barrow, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 1512-aIn the Shadow of Archbishop Thurstan: Asserting Episcopal Authority in York, 1114-1154
(Language: English)
Kyly Walker, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism
Paper 1512-bSt Mary's, Southwell, and the Medieval Archbishops of York
(Language: English)
Michael Jones, School of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Ecclesiastical History, Social History
Paper 1512-cWalter de Gray and His Register: Government and Record-Making in the North, 1225-1255
(Language: English)
Sethina Watson, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Ecclesiastical History

The North of England in the Middle Ages had relatively few dioceses. By far the largest of these was the archdiocese of York, which in addition to Yorkshire included much of Lancashire, much of north-western England and from the 10th century also Nottinghamshire. Diocesan administration was complex, and new work on the cartularies of Southwell Minster and on the earliest archiepiscopal register, that of Walter de Gray (1225-55), is shedding light on many aspects of its operations. Also important for the archbishops was the task of building up good relations with the monasteries in their diocese, including monasteries.