Conference, ‘Early Tudor Court Culture. A Conference celebrating the launch of the digital edition of the Chamber Books of Henry VII and Henry VIII (1485-1521)’

The end of project conference will take place at the University of Winchester on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 August 2018. Speakers will include Margaret Condon, Sean Cunningham, Matthew Davies, Alden Gregory, Samantha Harper, Lisa Liddy, Thomas Penn, David Starkey, and Ellie Woodacre. Booking details and a draft programme will be released in the spring of 2018.


Papers by members of the project team in 2018.


Monday 4 June 2018 – Samantha Harper will be speaking at a joint session of the Tudor & Stuart seminar and the Society for Court Studies at the Institute of Historical Research, London, on ‘Continuity and Change in the Household of Henry VII and Henry VIII’. Details to follow closer to the time.

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 16.30-18.00: Three members of the team will be speaking at a panel entitled ‘Kingship, Court, and Society: The Reign of Henry VII, 1485-1509’ at the Leeds International Medieval Congress.

– Samantha Harper, ‘The Chamber Books of Henry VII: an overview’

– Sean Cunningham, ‘Rumours and Remembrances: Connecting Gossip, Information, and Policy in the Early Tudor Court and Household, 1485-1521’

– James Ross, ‘Revolution, Evolution or plus ça change?: Henry VII and the Gentry’

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It is anticipated the conference proceedings will be published in an open-access peer-reviewed journal in 2019.

A study entitled Kingship and Political Society in England, 1485-1529: the projection and reception of royal authority under Henry VII and Henry VIII is envisaged for publication in 2020.