Session1030
TitleAt the Border of Popular and Monastic Religion in Late Medieval England
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserEleanor Cox, Department of History, University of Nottingham
 
Moderator/ChairLauren Sisson, Department of History, University of Nottingham
 
Paper 1030-a Apocalyptic Thought in the Parish Church
(Language: English)
Eleanor Cox, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index Terms: Art History - General; Lay Piety; Religious Life
Paper 1030-b Henry VI: The Changing Popularities of a Quasi-Saint
(Language: English)
Frederick Lloyd Williams, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index Terms: Lay Piety; Politics and Diplomacy; Religious Life
Paper 1030-c 'To seo the leste blis of paradys': Religious Orders on the Border of the Divine
(Language: English)
Andrew Judson, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index Terms: Lay Piety; Religious Life; Sermons and Preaching
 
AbstractThis panel aims to explore how 'popular' and 'monastic' religious groups interacted with each other, and influenced religious thought and practices in late medieval England. In particular, it aims to look at the borders of these groups, to investigate how these groups often overlapped more than traditionally thought. Eleanor Cox's paper examines apocalyptic objects, such as wall paintings and stained glass which were created by monastic communities for their local communities, to see how they were understood by a popular audience. Similarly, Frederick Lloyd Williams' paper seeks to examine how the cult of Henry VI developed in both the secular and monastic spheres, and how a lack of patronage did not hinder the progress of this popular medieval cult. Andrew Judson's paper discusses the presentation of 'flawed' clergy in the popular Northern Homily Cycle.