IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1039: North and South: Military and Spiritual Defence of Borders in Medieval England

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:English Heritage Trust
Organiser:Michael Carter, Curatorial Department, English Heritage, London
Moderator/Chair:William Wyeth, Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland / School of Arts & Humanities, University of Stirling
Paper 1039-aRe-Considering the Northern Defences of Dover Castle
(Language: English)
Samantha Stones, English Heritage, Guildford
Index terms: Architecture - General, Military History
Paper 1039-bViews to and from the Cliffs: Dover Castle as a Frontier Fortress
(Language: English)
Roy Porter, Curatorial Department, English Heritage, London
Index terms: Architecture - General, Military History
Paper 1039-cElite 14th-Century Funerary Monuments at Northern English Monasteries: Some New Thoughts
(Language: English)
Michael Carter, Curatorial Department, English Heritage, London
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Monasticism
Abstract

This session will focus on military and spiritual strongholds in close proximity to England’s borders. The first two papers are concerned with Dover Castle. They consider the defences on the castle’s northern perimeter, especially their part in the siege of 1216, and the roles of the castle as an entry to the kingdom between the 11th and early 16th centuries: defensive, military, diplomatic, and residential. The final paper will consider the sacred and secular significance of some overlooked or misinterpreted ornament on elite funerary effigies from northern English monasteries.