By C. P. Lewis
The modern historians of Anglo-Norman England shape a specific concentration of this factor. There are contributions on Henry of Huntingdon's illustration of civil battle; at the political reason of the poems within the nameless lifetime of Edward the Confessor; on William of Malmesbury's depiction of Henry I; and at the effect upon historians of the overdue old historical past attributed to Hegesippus. A paper on Gerald of Wales and Merlin brings necessary literary insights to undergo. different items take on non secular background (northern monasteries throughout the Anarchy, the abbey of Tiron) and politics (family historical past around the Conquest, the Norman brothers Urse de Abetot and Robert Dispenser, the friendship community of King Stephen's family). the quantity starts off with Judith Green's Allen Brown Memorial Lecture, which gives a wide-ranging account of kingship, lordsihp and group in eleventh-century England. individuals: Judith eco-friendly, Janet Burton, Catherine A. M. Clarke, Sebastien Danielo, Emma Mason, advert Putter, Kathleen Thompson, Jean A. Truax, Elizabeth M. Tyler, Bj?¶rn Weiler, Neil Wright
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38 Although some of these family connections are tenuous, it is just possible, therefore, that Elias was the third abbot of Selby in fifty years to have been related to the Lacys of Pontefract. 39 There are here suggestions that at the time of his election – 1143 – Selby abbey was under threat. Indeed, one of Elias Paynel’s first actions on becoming abbot of Selby was to collaborate with Henry de Lacy in the building of a castle there. The author is in no doubt of the abbot’s complicity in the building of Selby castle.
The first case study is the Scottish attack on north-west England in 1138, and the implications for the Savigniac house of Calder. The second concerns the political involvement of the Cistercians in the disputed York election, and some of the consequences for the abbey of Fountains. The third concerns the implications of inter-baronial rivalry for the religious houses of the south of Yorkshire in the 1140s and 1150s, particularly on the axis of the abbeys of Selby and Pontefract and their estates.
In 1154 Gilbert made a grant to Pontefract in recognition of the damage done to the monastery in the war between him and de Lacy. for the very great injuries that I, by my own exigent fault, brought on the said church and monks during the war between me and Henry de Lacy. 54 It may have been war damage that led to the rebuilding of the east end of the priory 50 Abbot Benedict resigned non ferens molestias a quibusdam suis adversariis sibi illatas. His enemies are not named but the date – 1148 – is significant and Murdac may have been among them.
Anglo-Norman Studies 31: Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2008 by C. P. Lewis