Medieval Bromance: Royal Friendship & Kingship in the Reigns of Edward I & Edward II

Deborah Seiler

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

The thesis examines in detail the Edward I & Edward II?s friendship networks, building on research into elite medieval male friendships, and showing that an affective element was involved. A close reading of chronicles and parliamentary records reveals an extensive network of relationships for both men, and suggests that the political and the personal aspects of their friendships were closely linked. It argues that the affectivity inherent in these relationships helped create and largely preserve the king's personal and political authority. This thesis provides a more balanced understanding of how royal friendships functioned in this period.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Neal, Kathleen, Supervisor, External person
  • Lynch, Andrew, Supervisor
  • Essary, Kirk, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date14 Oct 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

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