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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 512: Networks and Entanglements in Medieval Wales, I: Networks in Politics and Economics

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Mortimer History Society
Organiser:Amy Reynolds, School of History & Archaeology, University of Bangor
Moderator/Chair:Amy Reynolds, School of History & Archaeology, University of Bangor
Paper 512-aHostages in Medieval Wales
(Language: English)
Rebecca Thomas, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 512-bSupplying Both Sides: What Did the Glyndwr Rebellion Take from England?
(Language: English)
Adam Chapman, Department of History, University of Southampton / Manchester Metropolitan University
Index terms: Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 512-cA Network of Cattle Ranches: The Vaccary Enclosure System in Early Medieval Wales
(Language: English)
Caroline Bourne, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Rural

Session one looks to explore networks in Welsh politics and economics and will provide an introductory context to medieval Wales for upcoming sessions. Papers one and two are concerned with networks generated as part of conflict within Wales and with England and will demonstrate how political and economic networks were utilised during times of conflict. Paper three has a more economic theme and will explore the role of pastoral farming networks and their impact on the vaccary enclosure system of early medieval Wales, focusing on the Gower region of south-west Wales.