Creativity, Contradictions and Commemoration in the Reign of Richard II
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300 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

15 b/w Illustrations

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Creativity, Contradictions and Commemoration in the Reign of Richard II

Essays in Honour of Nigel Saul

Edited by Jessica Lutkin and J.S. Hamilton

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Aspects of the turbulent rule of Richard II freshly examined.
The reign of Richard II is well known for its political turmoil as well as its literary and artistic innovations, all areas explored by Professor Nigel Saul during his distinguished career. The present volume interrogates many familiar literary and narrative sources, including works by Froissart, Gower, Chaucer, Clanvow, and the Continuation of the Eulogium Historiarum, along with those less well-known, such as coroner's inquests and gaol delivery proceedings. The reign is also notorious for its larger than life personalities - not least Richard himself. But how was he shaped by other personalities? A prosopographical study of Richard's bishops, a comparison of the literary biographies of his father the Black Prince, and Bertrand du Guesclin, and a reconsideration of Plantagenet family politics, all shed light on this question. Meanwhile, Richard II's tomb reflects his desire to shape a new vision of kingship. Commemoration more broadly was changing in the late fourteenth century, and this volume includes several studies of both individual and communal memorials of various types that illustrate this trend: again, appropriately for an area Professor Saul has made his own.
Contributors: Mark Arvanigian, Caroline Barron, Michael Bennett, Jerome Bertram, David Carpenter, Chris Given-Wilson, Jill Havens, Claire Kennan, Hannes Kleineke, John Leland, Joel Rosenthal, Christian Steer, Jenny Stratford, George Stow, Kelcey Wilson-Lee.
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Introduction
JESSICA A. LUTKIN AND J. S. HAMILTON

Part I: Sources
1.Froissart and the Great Revolt
CAROLINE BARRON

2.'Defenders of truth': Lord Cobham, John Gower and the political crisis of 1387¬-88
MICHAEL BENNETT

3.The Authorship of the Continuation of the Eulogium Historiarum: A Reconsideration
GEORGE B. STOW

Part II: Government and Administration
4.The bequests of Isabel of Castile, first duchess of York, and Chaucer's 'Complaint of Mars'
JENNY STRATFORD

5.Lollards in Arms: Lollardy, Loyalty, and the Trauma of the Hundred Years War
JILL C. HAVENS

6.Pardons for Self-Defence in The Reign of Richard II: The Use and Abuse of Legal Formulas
JOHN L. LELAND

7.The representation of Devonshire in the 'Bad' Parliament of January 1377
HANNES KLEINEKE

8.'John of Gaunt, Richard II and Plantagenet Family Politics in the 1390s'
MARK ARVANIGIAN

9.Richard II's Bishops: Fair Weather Friends?
JOEL T. ROSENTHAL

10.Power, Piety and Presence: The Cult of Corpus Christi and the 1389 Guild Enquiry in Lincolnshire
CLAIRE KENNAN

Part III: Commemoration
11.Edward, the Black Prince, and Bertrand du Guesclin, Constable of France: Chivalry and Rivalry in Life and Death
CHRIS GIVEN-WILSON

12.'Suche scripture...shewyng what I was': The brass of Margaret of Cieszyn and associated monuments
KELCEY WILSON-LEE

13.The Patronage of Queen Isabella (d. 1358): Monuments of the Royal Household at Friars Minor London
CHRISTIAN STEER

14.The 'Dreadful Draytons' of Dorchester and their Brasses
JEROME BERTRAM †

15.Nigel Saul as a Teacher: An Appreciation
DAVID CARPENTER


Bibliography of Prof. N. E. Saul's work
Index
Tabula Gratulatoria

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Title Details

300 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

15 b/w Illustrations

Imprint: Boydell Press