Session Title

Episcopal Identity and Power: The Tale of the Prince-Bishops of Durham and Their Castle at Auckland

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture, Univ. of York

Organizer Name

Dee Dyas

Organizer Affiliation

Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture, Univ. of York

Presider Name

Dee Dyas

Paper Title 1

The Bishop of Durham's Home: Hunting Lodge, Castle, or Palace? New Discoveries

Presenter 1 Name

Christopher Ferguson

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Auckland Castle Trust

Paper Title 2

"Take heed of my sonn Cosin, for he wil make you all Papists": Bishop Cosin and the Route to His Chapel at Auckland Castle

Presenter 2 Name

Louise Hampson

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture, Univ. of York

Paper Title 3

"Laudate deum in decore sancto": From Feasting Hall to Holy Mountain, the Transformation of the Bishops of Durham's Medieval Banqueting Hall

Presenter 3 Name

Anthony Masinton

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture, Univ. of York

Start Date

17-5-2015 10:30 AM

Session Location

Fetzer 2020

Description

This session will explore the rich, complex relationship between ecclesiastical authority and secular power as personified in the Prince-Bishops of Durham, and the development and use of their castle/palace at Bishop Auckland. Auckland Castle has been a residence and power-base of the Bishops of Durham since at least the 11th century. During that thousand year history, the form, use and importance of the castle have reflected the power, influence and mores of the bishops themselves, offering a chance to see into the lives of nationally (sometimes internationally) significant figures when away from court and as masters of their own domain. Recent changes in the ownership and management of the Castle have opened up rich new seams of research and archaeological investigations have brought to light hitherto unknown aspects of the Castle’s development from temporary hunting lodge to the sprawling palace of today. These new discoveries are posing major questions about the nature of devolved royal power and how the tensions between the secular and ecclesiastical roles were managed (or not) by individual bishops.

Dee Dyas

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May 17th, 10:30 AM

Episcopal Identity and Power: The Tale of the Prince-Bishops of Durham and Their Castle at Auckland

Fetzer 2020

This session will explore the rich, complex relationship between ecclesiastical authority and secular power as personified in the Prince-Bishops of Durham, and the development and use of their castle/palace at Bishop Auckland. Auckland Castle has been a residence and power-base of the Bishops of Durham since at least the 11th century. During that thousand year history, the form, use and importance of the castle have reflected the power, influence and mores of the bishops themselves, offering a chance to see into the lives of nationally (sometimes internationally) significant figures when away from court and as masters of their own domain. Recent changes in the ownership and management of the Castle have opened up rich new seams of research and archaeological investigations have brought to light hitherto unknown aspects of the Castle’s development from temporary hunting lodge to the sprawling palace of today. These new discoveries are posing major questions about the nature of devolved royal power and how the tensions between the secular and ecclesiastical roles were managed (or not) by individual bishops.

Dee Dyas