Walter de Gray and the First Archbishop's Register

Wednesday 13 November 2019, 3.30PM

Speaker(s): Dr Sethina Watson

Walter de Gray was one of the longest serving and most important archbishops of York. This lecture draws on new research, including a modern edition of his register, a prototype for a new kind of record keeping. It sheds light on his family, career, and government, and on the political challenges that were faced when King John's man came north.

Dr Watson's research interests range widely within the social and institutional history of religion 1000-1300, with a focus on government and on relationships between the powerful and the powerless. She has published widely on hospitals and charity and has just finished a book on welfare houses and the law in western Europe, to be published by Oxford University Press. Her work on Walter de Gray has been funded by a  esearch Project Grant from the Leverhulme Trust.

Location: K/133

Admission: Free


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