Loyalty to the British Monarchs, c. 1400-1688

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Date / time
Date(s) - 24 January
All day

University of Nottingham


Keynote: Dr David Appleby (University of Nottingham)

The theme of loyalty can be found in the Parliament rolls, in manuscript illustration, on sculpture, in ceremony and in music and drama. Yet there were tensions: a variety of interpretations were proposed regarding the nature and bounds of loyalty; the worst case scenario for the monarch was deposition.

This conference aims to explore ideas and images relating to all aspects of loyalty to the English and Scottish monarchs from the late-medieval period to the Glorious Revolution.

Themes to be addressed will include:

  • Royal propaganda and its efficacy
  • Subversion and disloyalty
  • The theory and expectations of loyalty
  • Loyalty and (civil) war
  • Expressions and manifestations of loyalty through visual and material culture


Conference website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/history/events/2018/loyalty-to-the-british-monarchs.aspx