Session1116
TitleBoundaries of Governance, II: The Limits of Power in Colonial Ireland
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
 
OrganiserAli Al-Khafaji, Department of History, University of Bristol
Rhiannon Cox, Department of History, University of Bristol
 
Moderator/ChairPaul R. Dryburgh, The National Archives, Kew
 
Paper 1116-a Contesting Royal and Aristocratic Power in a Time of Reform and Conquest: St Laurence O'Toole, Archbishop of Dublin (d. 1180), in England and Ireland
(Language: English)
Jesse Harrington, School of History, University College Cork
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Hagiography; Monasticism
Paper 1116-b The Boundaries of Colonial Governance: King and Aristocracy in 13th-Century Ireland
(Language: English)
Colin Veach, Department of History, University of Hull
Index Terms: Administration; Military History; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1116-c The Audit of Alexander Bicknor in the Reign of Edward II: The Malpractice of the Treasurer of Ireland and Its Aftermath
(Language: English)
Qiqing Tan, Department of History, University of Bristol
Index Terms: Administration; Economics - General; Politics and Diplomacy
 
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.