Hi all,

A quick update from me about my work!

First of all, I have a contract with Pen & Sword Books for a book on the murder of William Cantilupe (1375) – I’ve blogged about this murder in public lecture format before, here (Part 1) and here (Part 2). Now it’s going to be an actual book, exploring the relationship between the knight and his armiger and other servants, the consequences of absenteeism and local power dynamics among the gentry in Lincolnshire, and putting the crime into context.

Follow my research progress via the tag #CantilupeMurder on Twitter. I’m tweeting about it via my academic profile (@MedievalMJJ) and my fiction writing alter-ego (@CMRosens).

Secondly, my book for an academic press is coming on nicely, and I shall be presenting my ideas in the upcoming Bangor Colloquium, 19-21 Oct 2018. The draft programme looks great. I’m in Session 3 (Sunday 21st), speaking on ‘Contextualising Conflict: Exploring Inter-Marcher warfare in the Welsh Marches c.1100-c.1272’.

Follow my research progress via the tag #borderingonwar on Twitter. For the Welsh Language Version of the programme, see below. English Language to follow.

THIS IS A DRAFT AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE – just to give you an idea of who’s speaking!!

DYDD GWENER, 19 HYDREF – DYDD SUL, 21 HYDREF | Friday, 19 October – 

6.30 Darlith J.E. Lloyd Prif Ddarlithfa’r Celfyddydau Yr Athro Nancy Edwards (Bangor)

‘Time and Memory in Early Medieval Wales’

Dr Charles Insley (Manceinion) ‘From Llandaff to Liber A: Welsh charters and diplomatics in long perspective’

Dr Fiona Edmonds (Caerhirfryn) ‘Wales and Brittany in the Viking Age: Contact, Confrontations and Comparisons’

Dr Lindy Brady (Prifysgol Mississippi) ‘Gruffudd ap Cynan and heroic biography around the Irish Sea’

Dr Euryn Rhys Roberts (Bangor) ‘Re-examining the Authorities for Early Welsh Topography’

Jenny Bell (Bangor) teitl i’w gadarnhau (title tbc)

Dr Joshua Byron Smith (Prifysgol Arkansas) ‘Welsh Material at Leominster Priory’

Dr Martin Crampin (Canolfan Uwchefrydiau Cymreig a Cheltaidd, Aberystwyth) ‘The Imaging of Saints in Medieval Wales’

Prof. Ann Parry Owen (Canolfan Uwchefrydiau Cymreig a Cheltaidd, Aberystwyth) ‘Cain awen gan awel bylgaint – Canu Beirdd y Tywysogion i Gadfan, Tysilio a Dewi’*

Dr Melissa Julian-Jones (Caerdydd) ‘Contextualising Conflict: Exploring Inter-Marcher warfare in the Welsh Marches c.1100-c.1272’

Hugh Brodie (Rhydychen) ‘Punching above Gwynedd’s Weight: The Diplomatic Correspondence of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd between Montgomery and Aberconwy (1267-77)’

Yr Athro (Prof.) Ralph Griffiths (Abertawe) ‘The lordship of Gower and the Wars of the Roses’

Yr Athro (Prof) Tony Carr (Bangor) ‘Some thoughts on the wealth of the north Wales gentry in the later middle ages’