Title'The Heat Is On', III: The Dangers of Sexuality and Implications for Royal Reputation
Date/TimeMonday 5 July 2021: 16.30-18.00
SponsorRoyal Studies Network
OrganiserZita Eva Rohr, Department of History & Archaeology, Macquarie University, Sydney
Gabrielle Storey, Department of History, University of Winchester
Moderator/ChairGabrielle Storey, Department of History, University of Winchester
Paper 319-a Dangerous Women: The Salic Law and the Tour de Nesle Affair
(Language: English)
Emily Lalande, History Department, University of Sussex
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Historiography - Medieval; Sexuality; Women's Studies
Paper 319-b Rhetoric and Royal Reputation: The Coronation Scandal of Vita S. Dunstani
(Language: English)
Matthew Firth, College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide
Index Terms: Hagiography; Language and Literature - Latin; Politics and Diplomacy; Sexuality
Paper 319-c Different Paths to the Top: Gender, Power, and the Extra-Marital Affairs of the 14th-Century English Royal Family
(Language: English)
Audrey Covert, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Index Terms: Folk Studies; Sexuality; Women's Studies
AbstractThis third panel in a series of sessions focussing on royal sexuality and reputation investigates the notion of dangerous sexuality: sexuality which was forbidden, which drew scandal, and has captivated the attentions of chroniclers and historians for centuries. It examines sexual activity which fell outside marital and canonical boundaries, and have affected our perceptions of royal and female sexualities. Drawing this set of panels to a close, it will continue to highlight how gender and sexuality are intertwined and an essential method for examining medieval power and authority.