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dc.contributor.advisorHuneycutt, Lois L.eng
dc.contributor.authorSheffield, Katherine, 1983-eng
dc.coverage.spatialGreat Britaineng
dc.coverage.temporal1066-1687eng
dc.coverage.temporal1066-1154eng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Aug. 25, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Lois Huneycutt.eng
dc.descriptionM.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.description.abstractThis thesis looks at the process of saint-making in England after the Norman Conquest, examining both new saints whose cults were accepted and potential saints who did not succeed in becoming officially canonized. In chapter one, I survey the Anglo-Saxon cult of the saints before the Norman Conquest. The Anglo-Saxon cult of the saints, although anxious to appear "correct" in the Roman way, was also intensely tied to English ethnic and national identity. In chapter two, I discuss the reaction of William of Normandy to the Anglo-Saxon cult of the saints and the roles of the English saints as figures of ethnic and national English pride. Because William of Normandy came as the legitimate heir to Edward the Confessor he viewed himself as heir to these Anglo-Saxon royal saints. In chapter three, I discuss three "new," post-Conquest cults whose saints were venerated, and eventually officially papally canonized: Sts. Edward the Confessor, Margaret of Scotland, and Thomas Becket. In chapter four, I discuss three "new," post-Conquest cults who were venerated, but never officially papally canonized: Waltheof, Matilda of Scotland, and William of Norwich. We see that William of Normandy chose to embrace the royal saints of the realm after the Norman Conquest as a way of establishing continuity between himself and his progeny and other previous Anglo-Saxon royals, and that saint-making was a way for the royal line to consolidate power.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.format.extentiii, 122 pageseng
dc.identifier.merlinb80707920eng
dc.identifier.oclc688637450eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/9271
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/9271eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshEdward, King of England, ca. 1003-1066eng
dc.subject.lcshMargaret, Queen, consort of Malcolm III, King of Scotland, ca. 1045-1093eng
dc.subject.lcshThomas, à Becket, Saint, 1118?-1170eng
dc.subject.lcshMatilda, Queen, consort of Henry I, King of England, 1080-1118eng
dc.subject.lcshWilliam King of England, 1027 or 8-1087eng
dc.subject.lcshCanonizationeng
dc.subject.lcshGreat Britain -- Historyeng
dc.subject.lcshGreat Britain -- Historyeng
dc.title"The kingdom of the English is of God" : the effects of the Norman conquest on the cult of the saints in Englandeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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