TitleLoyalty in the Central Middle Ages, II: Loyalties in Conflict
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
SponsorHaskins Society / Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies
OrganiserChris Lewis, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Moderator/ChairCharlie Rozier, School of History, University of East Anglia
Paper 805-a Conflicts of Loyalty in 11th- and 12th-Century Britain
(Language: English)
Hannah Boston, School of Humanities & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Index Terms: Mentalities; Military History; Politics and Diplomacy; Social History
Paper 805-b Temporary Loyalty?: Crusading Co-Operation in the Conquest of Lisbon, 1147
(Language: English)
Lucas Villegas-Aristizábal, Bader International Study Centre, Queen's University, Ontario
Index Terms: Crusades; Mentalities; Military History; Social History
Paper 805-c William Marshal's Conflicting Loyalties to the Realm, Family, and Followers
(Language: English)
Matthew Bennett, School of History & Archaeology, University of Winchester
Index Terms: Mentalities; Politics and Diplomacy; Social History
AbstractTwo sessions seek to establish the utility of taking a broad definition of loyalty in the Central Middle Ages. Loyalty covers more than the bonds of men and lords, and subjects and rulers. It can be seen as working up, down, and across social ranks and can encompass group loyalties as well as other forms of dyadic loyalty. Medieval people had loyalties to social groups and kindreds as well as to individuals, and to places and institutions as well as to people, living and dead. The round table will focus on the languages of loyalty, in the words used in Latin and the vernacular to convey feelings and acts of loyalty, and in the discourses of loyalty.