Nicholas Vincent will be speaking at a conference in Vienna: ‘Manu propria. Vom eigenhändigen Schreiben der Mächtigen’ . The conference brings together scholars working on the palaeographic, administrative and cultural history of communication in order to examine the role of writing in the exercise of power by popes, cardinals, monarchs and magnates across Europe from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century. Professor Vincent’s talk is titled ‘How Kingly were the King’s Letters? Personal Intervention in the Writing of Royal Documents in England from the Beginnings to 1350.’
Three members of the project team will be speaking at a conference at Bury St Edmunds: ‘Magna Carta: the Bury St Edmunds Connection’. Co-investigator Professor David Carpenter will talk about the meeting of barons opposed to King John’s rule that took place at Bury St Edmunds Abbey in 1214; Principal Investigator Professor Nicholas Vincent will be speaking about the continental influences that went into the making of Magna Carta, as well as the Charter’s influence upon law and government in the USA and other parts of the world; Co-investigator Professor Paul Brand will discuss how Magna Carta was enforced and interpreted in the courts between 1215 and 1300.
Louise Wilkinson will be talking on ‘King John and Magna Carta’ at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Faversham.