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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1541: Mourning and Remembrance, I: To Be Remembered in Your Community

Thursday 6 July 2023, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Lena Wahlgren-Smith, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Culture, University of Southampton
Moderator/Chair:Lena Wahlgren-Smith, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Culture, University of Southampton
Paper 1541-a'To sing thee masses I shall not shun': Trentals and Commemorative Mass Schedules in Middle English Ghost Narratives
(Language: English)
James Galvin, Department of English Literature, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Lay Piety, Liturgy, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 1541-bRemembrance in a Parish: The Memory of William Sponne in Towcester, Northamptonshire, 1448-1560
(Language: English)
David Lepine, Department of History, University of Exeter
Index terms: Lay Piety, Liturgy, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 1541-cThe Aldermen of Late Medieval London and Their Tombs
(Language: English)
Christian Steer, Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Lay Piety, Liturgy, Religious Life, Social History
Abstract

Through a range of different sources, from heraldic descriptions to ghost stories, these three papers explore ways in which commemorative programmes (funerals, tombs, obits, chantries etc) were set up, or envisaged, within the social and familial networks of late medieval England.