Tuesday 20 September 18:00 - 19:30

University College London (Room TBC)
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT

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Book Launch for Royal Childhood and Childhood Kingship

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Launching Dr Emily J Ward’s monograph, 'Royal Childhood & Child Kingship: Boy Kings in England, Scotland, France & Germany, c. 1050–1262'.

Completed during a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCL, Royal Childhood and Child Kingship refines adult-focused perspectives on medieval rulership to expose the problematic nature of working from the assumption that kingship equated to adult power. The book stresses innovations and adaptations in royal government, questions the exaggeration of political disorder under a boy king, and suggests a ruler’s childhood posed far less of a challenge than their adolescence and youth. For more information about the book, and to order a copy, visit: www.cambridge.org/9781108838375. Enter the code WARD2022 at the checkout for a 20% discount.

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