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Centre for History seminar: Reaching the Estate of Manhood: A Case Study of James V

Centre for History seminar

When Nov 08, 2017 to Nov 08, 2017
from five thirty pm.
Where Burghfield House, Dornoch and by videoconference.
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Displays of manhood were central to Renaissance power politics but manhood in this era did not just denote ‘male gender’ and the ability to show prowess in ‘manly’ activities, it was also linked to age, stability, the owning of property, and social and marital status. Between 1460 and 1603 all Scotland’s monarchs came to the throne as minors; this would, ultimately and inevitably, put the spotlight on their developing ‘manly’ status. Taking the reign of James V as case study this paper will utilise ideas of manhood and gender to explore Renaissance Scotland.


Dr Lucy Dean joined the Centre for History in 2016. She is currently revising her AHRC-funded doctoral research into a monograph, ‘Death and the Royal Suc-cession: Scottish Funerals, Coronations and Weddings, c.1214–1543’.