Royal Authority in Anglo-Saxon England

Gale R. Owen-Crocker and Brian W. Schneider


Since its establishment in 1985 the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies has regularly hosted international, interdiscAlinary conferences, especially an annual Easter Conference. The 2006 MANCASS Easter conference titled ‘Royal Authority: KingshA and Power in Anglo-Saxon England’ focused on historical contributions analysing sources of knowledge about royal power; and others which pinpointed loss of power or insecure pretensions to the crown. There were also offerings which teased material relevant to the conference theme out of artefactual and literary sources.