International Medieval Congress 2014, University of Leeds.
Events and Timeline
Godly Governance: Religion and Political Culture in the Early Modern World, c.1500-1750, Humanities Research Centre, University of York. This session addresses key themes surrounding the use of St Stephen's from the close of the medieval era to the rise of the early modern period. Central to the discussion are the roles of the College of canons as a component part of late medieval kingship, and the later association between the Commons as a collective body and the chamber that housed them. The College's last dean, John Chamber, is also a significant figure in the transition from sacred to secular usage.
Palace of Westminster
Early Modernists and the Archives, 1400-1800, Institute for Historical Research, London. Elizabeth Biggs addresses the problems of reconstructing the life and history of St Stephen's College, given the absence of surviving College muniments and accounts. Drawing upon a host of comparative archival sources, her research persuasively posits ways to overcome this obstacle and recover information on the College's lands, revenues and members before its dissolution under Edward VI.
Department of History of Art, University of York. Dr James Jago explores the political career of William Lenthall, Speaker of the House of Commons during the Long Parliament and Commonwealth, and what light his private chapel at Burford Priory, Oxfordshire throws upon his posthumous reputation. This little-known building is presented as an articulate response to notions of the sacred in the seventeenth century and as a deeply personal statement by its patron.
King's Manor, York.
The Art of Light and Dark / The Visible and the Invisible: Doctoral Research Papers in the History of Art, University of York.