The Northern Way, Spring Term 2020, Public Lecture

Activity: OtherPublic engagement and outreach (social community and cultural engagement)


Public Lecture - part of pathways to impact. This lecture will examine Archbishop William Melton’s record as prelate in terms of his relationship with two successive kings of England, Edward II and Edward III, and the sometimes-ambivalent support that he provided to their regimes. Very much concerned with the defence of the North of England, Melton could be critical of policies that detracted from this responsibility. In particular, he gave support to the idea that Edward II, who was deposed and murdered in 1327, supposedly lived on, and this vantage point allowed him to construct his criticisms of royal policy as a form of ‘loyal opposition’.
Period21 Jan 2020
Event titleSupport or Scourge? Archbishop William Melton and the Tradition of Loyal Opposition to the English Crown, 1317-1340: Public Lecture
Event typeOther
LocationYork, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional