Session210
TitleProblems and Possibilities of Early Medieval Diplomatic, II: New Light from Old Charters
Date/TimeMonday 9 July 2007: 14.15-15.45
 
OrganiserAllan Scott McKinley, Department of History, University of Birmingham
 
Moderator/ChairPaul Fouracre, Department of History, University of Manchester
 
Paper 210-a The Charters of Lothar I, 843-55
(Language: English)
Elina Screen, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 210-b Reassessing the Reign of King Edmund, 939-46: The Charter Evidence
(Language: English)
Alaric A. Trousdale, Independent Scholar, Washington State
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 210-c Archbishop Æthelnoth the Good and his Knights: The Origins of Canterbury's Feudal Quota Reconsidered
(Language: English)
Nicholas Brooks, Department of History, University of Birmingham
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Historiography - Modern Scholarship; Local History; Military History
 
AbstractUsing the diplomatic evidence, these three papers will throw light on areas otherwise under-studied by historians. Screen will offer a reconsideration of the reign of Emperor Lothar I, examining how power-relationships altered in the light of charters. Trousdale will focus upon the court politics of King Edmund's reign, illuminating a generally unknown period of the 10th century. Brooks will examine the role of feudalism in pre-conquest England, focussing upon Kent, and suggest that feudalism pre-dates the conquest by more than a generation.