Queenship and the language of politics in the thirteenth-century

Queenship and the language of politics in the thirteenth-century

By Anaïs Waag Until very recently medieval studies was dominated by the perception that women were actively kept away from political power – a notion we owe mainly to nineteenth-century historians. While there was undoubtedly a preference for male rulers throughout...

Bawling bishops, pugnacious prelates and crying crusaders

My previous post on the range of history material being published opened with the early modern view of masculinity and men crying. Go back a couple of hundred years and it seems men were allowed to cry, and at least if you were a bishop, the act was deemed...

What is a City? The English experience (Anglo-American 2009)

Anglo-American conference 2009 What is a City? The English experience John Beckett (Centre for Local History, IHR) 2 July 2009 Abstract: This paper will present an overview, concluding that England has two leagues of cities: a largely medieval league of what are now...