Session1703
TitleMourning and Remembrance, III: Constructing a Memorial
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
OrganiserLena Wahlgren-Smith, Department of History / Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Culture, University of Southampton
 
Moderator/ChairChristian Steer, Department of History, University of York
 
Paper 1703-a Carbunculus ignitus lilie: Family Memory in Medieval Song
(Language: English)
Katherine Emery, Independent Scholar, Leigh-on-Sea
Index Terms: Architecture - Religious; Hagiography; Lay Piety; Music
Paper 1703-b From the Written Word to Rituals: Arthur's Grave as a Case Study, 12th-13th Centuries
(Language: English)
Isadora Cristine Martins, Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas, Universidade de São Paulo
Index Terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan; Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1703-c Late Medieval Verse Epitaphs: A Marked Choice
(Language: English)
Lena Wahlgren-Smith, Department of History / Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Culture, University of Southampton
Index Terms: Epigraphy; Language and Literature - Latin; Lay Piety
 
AbstractThis session looks at memorials in different genres. The first paper analyses the partly-preserved motet Carbunculus ignitus lilie, composed in the honour of St Thomas Becket. It argues that it represents an attempt to reinterpret the saint as a Lancastrian patron within the context of Canterbury as a 'Lancastrian mausoleum', that it was likely composed by Henry V and intended as a requiem for his father. The second paper explores the transition of King Arthur from a literary figure to a character connected to the present through the physical reality of his supposed tomb at Glastonbury. The final paper discusses 15th-century verse epitaphs in parish churches as a marked choice.