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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 606: The Late Medieval English Parliament, II

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:History of Parliament Trust
Organiser:Hannes Kleineke, History of Parliament Trust, London
Moderator/Chair:Linda S. Clark, History of Parliament Trust, London
Paper 606-aThe Rebuilding of the Palace of Westminster, 1500-1502
(Language: English)
Sean Cunningham, The National Archives, Kew
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Secular, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 606-bThe 'Invasion’ of the Boroughs: The Rise of the Non-Resident Member of Parliament (MP)
(Language: English)
Simon Payling, History of Parliament Trust, London
Index terms: Local History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 606-cParliament as a Stage in Late Medieval England
(Language: English)
Gordon McKelvie, Department of History, University of Winchester
Index terms: Performance Arts - Drama, Politics and Diplomacy

In 2019 the History of Parliament will publish its first set of volumes relating to the middle ages since the volumes for 1386-1421 appeared in 1992. The new set, in preparation for over 25 years, covers the Parliaments of the reign of Henry VI. The papers in this session take a broader perspective of current themes in late medieval parliamentary history: the physical setting of Parliament, the role of Parliament as a setting for high political drama, and the professionalization of the audience before whom such drama was played out.