By Susan Broomhall

This assortment explores how events of authority, governance, and effect have been practised via either gender ideologies and affective performances in medieval and early smooth England. Authority is inherently relational it needs to be asserted over somebody who permits or is compelled to just accept this dominance. The means to workout authority is as a result a social and cultural act, one who is formed by means of social identities akin to gender and through social practices that come with feelings. The contributions during this quantity, exploring case stories of girls and men's letter-writing, political and ecclesiastical governance, family rule, workout of legislations and order, and inventive organization, examine how gender and feelings formed the methods various members may perhaps assert or continue authority, or certainly disrupt or supply possible choices to traditional practices of authority.

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