TitleKingship and Nobility in the 14th Century
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
SponsorSociety for 14th-Century Studies
OrganiserLaura Tompkins, Historic Royal Palaces, London
Moderator/ChairHelen Lacey, Mansfield College, University of Oxford
Paper 1642-a Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, and the Changing Face of a 14th-Century Nobleman
(Language: English)
Matthew Hefferan, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index Terms: Military History; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1642-b Edward III's Recovery of Authority Revisited, 1340-1346
(Language: English)
Andrew M. Spencer, Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge
Index Terms: Military History; Political Thought; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1642-c Royal Patronage and the Episcopate in the Reign of Edward III
(Language: English)
Samuel Lane, Christ Church / Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Administration; Ecclesiastical History; Politics and Diplomacy
AbstractThese papers explore issues of political authority and office-holding in the first half of the 14th century. Matthew Hefferan uses the career of Ralph Stafford as a case study to consider the impact of a 'new man' entering the ranks of the elite during a period of political uncertainty. Andrew Spencer then examines Edward III's recovery of royal power in the 1340s before Samuel Lane explores the king's patronage to his bishops and what this demonstrates in relation to discussion of royal patronage in the later Middle Ages more broadly.