History, University of Nottingham
Royal patronage entailed the dispersal of grants, lands, and titles to subjects in exchange for loyalty and service, and was key to developing links between the crown and the wider political community. When patronage was distributed wisely by a fully-functioning adult king it could aid political stability. This thesis explores what happened in the absence of a functioning monarch across three areas:
CADDICK, Jennifer. "The Painted Chamber at Westminster and the Openings of Parliament, 1399-1484." Parliamentary History 38, 1 (2019): 17-33.
Work with Journals
Reviews Assistant. Nottingham Medieval Studies. October 2018 - Present.
Website and Social Media Manager. Midlands Historical Review. February 2018 - October 2018.
Conference Papers, Poster Presentations, and Roundtables
"'For the good service he has given': Service to the Crown and the Right to Reward in Henry VI's Minority." International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds. July 2020.
Network Analysis for Medievalists II: Opportunities and Challenges - A Round Table Discussion. International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds. July 2020.
"Forging a Dual Monarchy? Presenting English and French Kingship in Henry VI's Minority, 1422-c.1437." Fifteenth-Century Conference, University of Exeter. September 2019.
"The Conciliar Assumption on the Royal Prerogative in Henry VI's Minority, 1422-c. 1437." International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds. July 2019.
"Practicing Kingship without the King? The Conciliar Assumption of the Royal Prerogative in Henry VI's Infancy, 1422-c.1430." International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University. May 2019.
"'because our said sovereign lord [is] busy': The Language of Absent Kings, 1422-1437." Noblesse Oblige?: Barons and the Public Good in the Middle Ages, University of East Anglia. April 2019.
"Mapping the Socio-Political Networks of Gentry Petitions, 1422-37." Poster Presentation at Harlaxton 2018 Symposium: Performance, Ceremony and Display in Late Medieval Britain. July 2018.
"Forging a Dialogue: The Crown, Commons, and the Painted Chamber at Westminster, 1399-1484." Orientations 2018, University of Nottingham. May 2018.
"Masking the Minority? The Case of the November 1422 Parliament." M3C Research Festival 2018, Birmingham. May 2018.
Generosity and Avarice in Medieval Europe, University of Nottingham. April 2020. Supported by the University of Nottingham's Department of History and the Institute for Medieval Research.
Medieval Midlands 2018 Postgraduate Conference: Boundaries and Frontiers in the Middle Ages, University of Nottingham. May 2018.
"Title TBC." PubhD Nottingham. March 2019.
"Historical Hospital." Family Discovery Day, University of Nottingham. June 2018.
Royal Historical Society
British Archaeological Society
Richard III Society
"Sermons, Speakers and Physical Spaces in English Parliamentary Openings, 1399-1484." MA Dissertation, University of York. September 2016.
"Parliament and Legislation in the Reign of Henry VII." BA (Hons) Dissertation, University of York. June 2015.