The Yorkist Age: Programme

Tuesday, 19th July

1.00 Registration and refreshments

2.15 Welcome: Dr Gordon Kingsley (Principal, Harlaxton College) and Christian Steer (Secretary of the Harlaxton Medieval Symposium

2.30-2.45 Introduction: Hannes Kleineke (History of Parliament)

2.45-3.45 Michael Hicks (Winchester): The Yorkist Age?

3.45 Tea

4.30-6.15 The royal House of York

Pamela Tudor-Craig (Society of Antiquaries): The first portraits of the Yorkist kings

Joanna Laynesmith: The Piety of Cecily, Duchess of York: A Reputation Reconsidered

Charlie Farris (RHUL): The new Edwardians? Royal piety in the Yorkist Age

6.30 Dinner

8.00 Bar and Croquet on the Lawn (weather permitting)

Wednesday 20 July 7.00-8.30 Breakfast

9.00-10.45 Nobility and Opposition

Simon Payling (History of Parliament): Rehabilitation and Retribution: Lancastrians in Edward IV’s First Reign

James Ross (PRO): Government by aristocracy? The power of the higher nobility, 1461- c.1500

Maria Hayward (Southampton): ‘Yorkists in Tudor clothing: An analysis of the clothing provided for Yorkist prisoners in the Tower by Henry VII and Henry VIII’

10.45-11.30 Coffee

11.30-12.45 The younger brother

Sean Cunningham (PRO): The Yorkists at War

Anne Sutton: Richard III and his Towns

12.45-2.00 Lunch

2.00-3.45 Civic self-expression

Meg Twycross (Lancaster): Civic Performance in the Reign of Edward IV

Lister Matheson (Michigan State): National and Civic Chronicles in Late Fifteenth Century London

Matthew Payne (LMA): Robert Fabyan’s Civic Life

3.45-4.30 Tea

4.30-6.15 Death and Commemoration

Alexandra Buckle (Oxford): ‘Entumbid Right Princely’: The re-interment of Richard Beauchamp, earl of Warwick (1475), and a lost rite

David Harry (Bristol): Learning to die in Yorkist England: Earl Rivers’ “Cordyal”

Linda Monckton (English Heritage): The End of the Line: The Chantry Chapel of Margaret Countess of Salisbury

6.30 Dinner

8.00 Bar and Croquet on the Lawn (weather permitting)

Thursday 21 July 7.00-8.30 Breakfast

9.00-10.00 Tim Tatton Brown: The first phase of the new St George’s Chapel, Windsor (c.1473-84)

10.00-10.30 Coffee

10.30-11.45 England and the Continent

Livia Visser Fuchs: The Meeting of the Duke and the Emperor: The English Survival of a lost French Text

Jelle Haemers and Frederick Buylaert (Ghent): The Crown and the Continent: War, Politics and Diplomacey in England, France and the Low Countries, 1475-1500

12.15 Outing to Fotheringhay

Nigel Saul & Clive Burgess (RHUL)

7.00 Reception in the bar

7.30 Conference dinner in the Great Hall (Black tie optional)

Friday 22 July 7.00-8.30 Breakfast

9.00-10.15 The Church

Kate Heard (Royal Collection): Vestments in the Yorkist Age

Anna Eavis (English Heritage): John Clopton’s Clerestory Glazing at Long Melford

10.15-10.50 Coffee

10.50-12.00 Heraldry and Genealogy

Nigel Ramsay (UCL): Richard III and the Heralds

David Griffith (Birmingham): Visualising Genealogy in the Yorkist Age

12.00-1.00 Derek Pearsall (Harvard): Yorkist Literature. Is there such a thing?

1.00 Lunch and departure