May 2014 workshop

The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707

9-10 May 2014

St John’s House, South Street

University of St Andrews

 For support in holding the Workshop, we are grateful to The British Academy, the Browning Fund, the School of History, University of St Andrews, the Institute of Intellectual History, the Institute of Scottish Historical Research, and the Reformation Studies Institute

Friday 9 May

10.00   Welcome

10.15   Panel I

Counsel and the king’s council in England, 1377-1547 (John Watts, Corpus Christi / Faculty of History, Oxford)

‘Riches redoundis to men that ar richtwys’: Politics, poetry, and counsel in James III’s Scotland, 1469-c.1479 (Claire Hawes, St Andrews)

Elizabeth I’s rhetoric of counsel (Susan Doran, Jesus College / Faculty of History, Oxford)

12.30   Lunch

13.30   Panel II

Counsel and covenant: Aristocratic conciliarism and the Scottish Revolution (Roger Mason, St Andrews)

Counsel and crisis: The problem of counsel in mid-seventeenth-century royalist thought (Jacqueline Rose, St Andrews)

15.00   Tea

15.15   Panel III

Counsel, communication, and consent: James VI and I and the politics of absentee kingship (Wayne Cuthbertson, St Andrews)

The 1707 Act of Union and the politics of counsel (John Young, Strathclyde)

Saturday 10 May

9.15     Panel IV

Locality, polity, and the politics of counsel: Royal and urban councils in England, 1410-1450 (Eliza Hartrich, Merton College, Oxford / Institute of Historical Research)

The ‘fall’ of the Renaissance council: The case of late seventeenth and early eighteenth century Virginia (Alexander Haskell, University of California Riverside)

10.45   Coffee

11.00   Panel V

‘Lele consail for the comoun profite’: The royal council and the making of late medieval Scotland (Michael Brown, St Andrews)

Consultation, counsel, and the impact of 1603 (Alan MacDonald, Dundee)

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Panel VI

Counsel and conscience in the Lancastrian polity, 1399-1461 (Jeremy Catto, Oriel College, Oxford)

Counsel and the kirk in early Stuart Scotland (Laura Stewart, Birkbeck College, London)

15.00   Tea

15.15   Panel VII

Counsel and conscience in Henry VIII’s Reformation (Richard Rex, Queens’ College / Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge)

Godly kingship or godly counsel?: A Pretie new Enterlude of …Kyng Daryus (1565) and the uses of scripture in early Elizabethan England (Paulina Kewes, Jesus College / Faculty of English, Oxford)

16.45   General discussion