Session527
TitleThe March of Wales, I
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserAdam Chapman, Victoria County History, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Sadie Jarrett, Queen's College, University of Oxford
 
Moderator/ChairPaul R. Dryburgh, The National Archives, Kew
 
Paper 527-a A 'Culturally Syncretic' Border Society?: Testamentary Evidence of the Medieval March from the Diocese of Hereford
(Language: English)
Deborah Youngs, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research (MEMO), Swansea University
Index Terms: Administration; Social History
Paper 527-b Chester during the Early 15th-Century Welsh Rebellions: 'It's complicated'
(Language: English)
Pamela Powell, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index Terms: Politics and Diplomacy; Social History
Paper 527-c The Rood of Chester as a Place of Cultural Encounters in the March
(Language: English)
Barry James Lewis, School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Celtic; Religious Life
Paper 527-d Why Did Owain Glyndŵr Burn the Towns of Wales?
(Language: English)
Matthew Frank Stevens, Department of History & Classics, Swansea University
Index Terms: Economics - Urban; Social History
 
AbstractThe March of Wales, that network of forty or so more or less independent lordships on the western border of England, served many purposes. Primarily the lordships formed a border zone between the English and the Welsh. They also served as power bases and sources of income for their lords, which included some of the most powerful magnates in the English realm. The March was a place of contrasts and complexities, reflecting the ambiguities of its cultural, social, and legal status. This session (mostly) looks at marcher lordships on the English side of the border.