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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 730: Networking Medieval Monarchy, III: Royal Networking, Influence, and Authority Within the Realm

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Royal Studies Network
Organiser:Elena Woodacre, Department of History, University of Winchester
Moderator/Chair:Patrik Pastrnak, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Paper 730-a'The whole royal retinue floated on the waters': Reassessing Royal Mobility in the Regnum Francorum
(Language: English)
Samuel Barber, Department of Art History & Architectural Studies, Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 730-bRedefining Authority: Transformations of Royal Power in Medieval Bohemia, 1378-1471
(Language: English)
Vaclav Žůrek, Centre for Medieval Studies, Czech Academy of Sciences, Praha
Index terms: Administration, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 730-cThe Royal Women of Wiltshire: Early Medieval English Queenship in Regional Perspective
(Language: English)
Jonathan Tickle, Department of History, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Index terms: Gender Studies, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life

This session is part of Networking Medieval Monarchy strand. Networking Medieval Monarchy III focuses on the ways in which monarchs and royal family members networked within the realm in order to exert influence and exercise authority. The papers in this session bring together three very different settings: 6th-century Austrasia, 9th- and 10th-century Wiltshire and Bohemia in the 14th and 15th centuries. All three papers look at royal networks across space and place and networking between the royal family and the nobility to increase our understanding of the workings of medieval monarchy.