Child Kingship and Royal Childhood

Press/Media: Research

Description

Podcasts and articles relating to my research on medieval child kingship which have reached non-specialist audiences

Period30 Sep 2022 → 10 Oct 2022

Media contributions

3

Media contributions

  • TitleMinor monarchs: a child's rule did not inevitably lead to instability
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletHistory Today
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size1200 words
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date10/10/22
    DescriptionArticle about my research on child kingship and royal childhood in a non-specialist, popular history publication
    PersonsEmily Ward
  • TitleBoy Kings of Medieval Europe
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletGone Medieval for History Hit
    Media typeOther
    Duration/Length/Size40 minutes
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date4/10/22
    DescriptionCharles III recently became King at the age of 73 - the oldest man ever to become a British monarch. That might not seem so odd to us today, but had he been a child it would certainly have raised eyebrows. The idea of a child monarch is today practically unthinkable; in the Medieval period it was relatively common. But the rule of a boy king did not necessarily mean political disorder. In fact it posed far less of a challenge than having an adolescent king.

    In this episode of Gone Medieval, Dr. Cat Jarman finds out why from Dr. Emily Ward, author of "Royal Childhood and Child Kingship: Boy Kings in England, Scotland, France and Germany, c. 1050–1262".
    Producer/AuthorHistory Hit
    PersonsEmily Ward
  • TitleRoyal Childhood and Child Kingship
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNew Books Network
    Media typeOther
    Duration/Length/Size1 hour
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date30/09/22
    DescriptionAuthor-interview podcast with Dr. Miranda Melcher about my monograph, "Royal Childhood and Child Kingship: Boy Kings in England, Scotland, France and Germany, c. 1050 - 1262"
    PersonsEmily Ward