Conference: Medieval Border Society

Border Society: States, Governance and People, c.1150-c.1300  -  Lancaster University, Saturday 6th July 2013, 10.30 am to 4.30 pm

This conference will examine how the English and Scottish monarchies asserted their respective authority in ‘Middle Britain’, the different styles of royal rule, and the varying experiences of local communities within the Border region in terms of crown power and its demands. It will also introduce a new online database of translated English royal records for the counties of Cumberland, Westmorland and Northumberland.

The conference is in association with the AHRC-project The Breaking of Britain: Cross-Border Society and Scottish Independence, 1216–1314 (, and co-sponsored by the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, Friends of Cumbria Archives, and the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne.

There is no conference fee and refreshments are included. Registration deadline: 27 June 2013

Click here for more information about the conference and how to register.