The 100 Years’ War – A Century of Conflict Re-evaluated - Friday, 20 April 2012
The Royal Armouries brings together some of the principal historians of the later Middle Ages to offer fresh insights into The 100 Years’ War in its second major conference at the Tower of London.
The September 29 conference – featuring both recognised international experts and emerging talent – offers fresh insights into traditional interpretations of the conflict, exploring concepts such as kingship, chivalry, parliament, public opinion, arms and armour and land and naval warfare.
Fought between the rival kingdoms of England and France, The Hundred Years’ War saw a series of rival dynastic and territorial claims to the French crown, resulting in bitter wars fought on land and at sea, between 1337 and 1453.
The legacy of the wars is manifold, establishing the martial reputations of leading personalities including Edward the Black Prince and King Henry V.
The conflict also saw the successful use of the longbow at Crécy, Poitiers and Agincourt.
Royal Armouries’ organiser Dr Malcolm Mercer said, “This is our second hosted conference at the Tower of London and will take place in the New Armouries Building, which has an enduring association with the RA and its predecessor body, the Board of Ordnance. The event brings together both recognised international experts and emerging talent, and promises a unique and fascinating insight into more than a century of conflict.”
- Dr David Green (Harlaxton College, Grantham) – Kingship in the Hundred Years’ War.
- Dr Craig Taylor (University of York) – French chivalry and martial culture during the conflict.
- Dr Gwilym Dodd (University of Nottingham) – Parliament, the Crown and the wider public in the Hundred Years’ War.
- Dr Remy Ambuhl (University of Southampton) – the price of freedom: ransoms and prisoners.
- Professor Anne Curry (University of Southampton) – Garrison soldiers in the 15th-century phase of the war.
- Dr Craig Lambert (University of Hull) – Mariners and armed retinues in naval operations during the war; 1338-95: recruitment and shipboard hierarchies.
- Professor Kelly DeVries (Loyola University, Maryland) – Arms, armour and archery; did technology determine victory and defeat at the Battle of Agincourt?
- Thom Richardson (Royal Armouries) – The supply of arms and armour through the privy wardrobe in the Tower in the 14th century.
For more information about the conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and to book call James Walker on 0113 220 1888. 100 delegate places are available (£65 full price, £55 concessions).
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