16 August 2021 (17:oo-UK/18:00-CET)



This seminar features Cathleen Sarti from the University of Oxford and her presentation: Getting Rid of a King or Queen Regnant. Dr Sarti presents the research of her forthcoming book that focuses on depositions in the kingdoms of England, Scotland, Denmark-Norway, and Sweden form the background to answer the question of how and why people got rid of their own monarchs, what this meant for the realms in the short and long term, and what we can learn through depositions about contemporary concepts of authority and political order. Dr Sarti will use the deposition case studies of Mary, queen of Scots (1567), her grand-son, Charles I (1649) or her great-grand-son James II/VII (1689) with less known cases such as Christian II of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (1523), John II of Sweden (1501), or Erik XIV of Sweden (1569).



Dr Charlotte Backerra 

Seminar Timetable: 

(Times are for UK/UTC)

17:00 - 17:15: Introduction (Chair)

17:15 - 18:00: Presentation

18:00 - 18:15: Q&A

About Presenter: 

Cathleen Sarti currently works as a postdoctoral research associate in the ERC project "The European Fiscal-Military System, 1530-1870" at the University of Oxford, UK, led by Peter Wilson. Her doctoral thesis was conducted at the University of Mainz, Germany, and published in German as "Monarchenabsetzungen im frühneuzeitlichen Nordeuropa" (Link: https://openscience.ub.uni-mainz.de/handle/20.500.12030/3755). The English monograph Deposing Monarchs. Inner Conflict and State-Formation on the British Isles and in Scandinavia, 1500-1700 is forthcoming with Routledge. She has furthermore published on how to get rid of the king or queen in Woodacre, Elena et al. (eds.): The Routledge History of Monarchy, on the deposition of Sigismund of Sweden in Rodrigues, Ana Maria S.A.; Santos Silva, Manuela; Spangler, Jonathan (eds.): Dynastic Change. Legitimacy and Gender in Medieval and Early Modern Monarchy, and on the Stuart depositions in Schutte, Valerie (ed.): Unexpected Heirs in Early Modern Europe. Potential Kings and Queens.