Session1016
TitleBoundaries of Governance, I: Borders and Authority in the Hundred Years War
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserAli Al-Khafaji, Department of History, University of Bristol
Rhiannon Cox, Department of History, University of Bristol
 
Moderator/ChairDavid Green, Centre for British Studies, Harlaxton College, University of Evansville
 
Paper 1016-a 'Choosing the lion over the fleurs-de-lis': Contesting Valois Authority at the End of the Hundred Years War, c. 1435 - c. 1453
(Language: English)
Andrew Green, Department of History, Durham University
Index Terms: Military History; Political Thought; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1016-b Judicial Appeal and the Negotiation of Political Boundaries in Aquitaine
(Language: English)
Katharine Bennett, Independent Scholar, Cambridge
Index Terms: Administration; Law; Mentalities; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1016-c Regnal and Papal Tension in the Reign of Richard II: Nationalist Connotations in the Chronicles
(Language: English)
Ali Al-Khafaji, Department of History, University of Bristol
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Political Thought; Politics and Diplomacy; Rhetoric
 
AbstractMedieval royal and aristocratic rulers occupied a position in which they simultaneously enforced boundaries for and exercised power over the wider populace but were also subject to limits on their authority. These limitations might have been explicit, as in the legal and financial systems which established guidelines for rulers, or implicit, as in the social expectations and political networks that they were required to navigate. Geographic, legal, social, and political boundaries of governance may have developed slowly over centuries, or been consolidated by development and reform over a shorter period of time, or overhauled in times of crisis.