Session Title

The Coming of Knut

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Centre for the Study of the Viking Age, Univ. of Nottingham; Institute for Medieval Research, Univ. of Nottingham

Organizer Name

Christina Lee

Organizer Affiliation

Institute for Medieval Research, Univ. of Nottingham

Presider Name

Wendy J. Turner

Presider Affiliation

Augusta State Univ.

Paper Title 1

Danes and Runes in the North Midlands

Presenter 1 Name

Judith Jesch

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Centre for the Study of the Viking Age, Univ. of Nottingham

Paper Title 2

Ruling Ladies: Knut's Women

Presenter 2 Name

Christina Lee

Paper Title 3

Inside Knut’s Skin: A Novelist’s Approach

Presenter 3 Name

Justin Hill

Presenter 3 Affiliation

City Univ. of Hong Kong

Start Date

11-5-2013 10:00 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1155

Description

The reign of Knut sees the successful merging of Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon populations into one of Europe's most powerful kingdoms of its time, and yet Knut is often given little credit. This session looks at Knut from a range of diferent angles. Judith Jesch explores Knut's relations with the Anglo-Scandinavian population of the North Midlands from runic sources, while Christina Lee looks at the role that prominent Anglo-Saxon women played in the shaping of an 'English king'. The contemporary novelist Justin Hill looks ways in which modern writers use historical materials in order to 'create' historical figures with particular reference to Earl Godwine and Knut in the period 998-1016.

Christina Lee

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May 11th, 10:00 AM

The Coming of Knut

Schneider 1155

The reign of Knut sees the successful merging of Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon populations into one of Europe's most powerful kingdoms of its time, and yet Knut is often given little credit. This session looks at Knut from a range of diferent angles. Judith Jesch explores Knut's relations with the Anglo-Scandinavian population of the North Midlands from runic sources, while Christina Lee looks at the role that prominent Anglo-Saxon women played in the shaping of an 'English king'. The contemporary novelist Justin Hill looks ways in which modern writers use historical materials in order to 'create' historical figures with particular reference to Earl Godwine and Knut in the period 998-1016.

Christina Lee