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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 648: Defence of Rights and Expansion of Interests in the 14th-Century Church

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Society for 14th-Century Studies
Organiser:James Bothwell, School of History, University of Leicester
Moderator/Chair:Gwilym Dodd, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Paper 648-aRichard de Bury, Bishop of Durham, His Palatinate, and the Crown, 1333-1345
(Language: English)
Samuel Lane, Christ Church, University of Oxford
Index terms: Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life
Paper 648-bAn Affray at the Abbey: The 1392 Attack on the Abbey of St Thomas the Martyr by the Citizens of Dublin
(Language: English)
Áine Foley, Medieval History Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Religious Life, Social History
Paper 648-cMonks on the Move: The Businessmen Religious of Late Medieval England
(Language: English)
Alison McHardy, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Administration, Religious Life

This session looks at defence and expansion of powers of the 14th-century Church. Lane looks at under-examined elements of the career of Richard de Bury, bishop of Durham, especially his defence of the bishopric's liberties, as well as its role in northern defence. Foley focuses on the 1392 attack on St Thomas's Abbey, Dublin, and whether it was really instigated by the local population, or internal politics of the house also had a role. McHardy looks at monks given a wider remit that their set role of representing their abbots in parliament, especially their financial, diplomatic and managerial activities.