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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 643: The Marches of Britain and Ireland, 1100-1400, II: Conflict and Conquest

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Medieval & Early Modern Research Initiative, Cardiff University / Welsh Chronicles Research Group, Bangor University
Organisers:Georgia Henley, Department of English / Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, Stanford University
Victoria Shirley, School of English, Communication & Philosophy, Cardiff University
Moderator/Chair:Andy King, Department of History, University of Southampton
Paper 643-aGender and Frontier in the Medieval March of Wales
(Language: English)
Emma Cavell, Department of History, Swansea University
Index terms: Gender Studies, Military History
Paper 643-bReaders, Themes, Styles: Contextualising Gerald of Wales's Work in Welsh and Irish Frontiers and Disputes
(Language: English)
Fabrizio de Falco, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà Università di Bologna / Histoire Archéologie Littérature des Mondes Chrétiens et Musulmans Médiévaux (UMR 5648 - CIHAM) Avignon Université
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 643-cConstructing a Pele Tower: Fortified Towers in the Context of the Marches of England, Scotland, and Ireland
(Language: English)
O. Blythe Goulet-Malona, School of Humanities, University of Glasgow
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Local History, Military History

This session is the second of four comparative sessions on the Marches of Britain and Ireland. This second session in this strand will examine the history of conflict and conquest between different peoples in the Marches. The first paper will examine aristocratic women's participation in conflict and the effects of a highly militarized society on male lordship in the March of Wales. The second paper will examine the relationship between the Welsh and Irish writings of Gerald of Wales and the conflicts at the edges of the Anglo-Norman kingdom in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. The third paper will discuss the origins and function of the tower house in 14th-century Northumberland and its surrounding border regions.