The Fifteenth Century III
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202 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

4 line. Illustrations

Series: The Fifteenth Century

Imprint: Boydell Press

The Fifteenth Century III

Authority and Subversion

Edited by Linda Clark

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The themes of authority and subversion explored in relation to royal power, orthodox religion, and violence and disorder.
The essays in this volume explore themes long seen as central to the history of late medieval England and Europe. They examine the strength of opposition to Henry IV's usurpation, the nature and extent of the lollards' resistanceto orthodox religion, and the contrasting causes of violence and disorder in the remote border regions at opposite ends of the country, in Cornwall and in the north-west. Subversion of its authority might be counteracted by a regime which recognized the importance of pageantry to bolster its public profile, while a complex weave of patronage, private interest and dedicated service enabled the Exchequer to function through periods of financial crisis. Relations between the Crown and urban centres, potentially a cause of tension, were eased by an emerging body of professional urban law-officers prepared to act as intermediaries.

Contributors: PETER BOOTH, CLIVE BURGESS, KEITH DOCKRAY, ALASTAIR DUNN, PETER W. FLEMING, IAN FORREST, DAVID GRUMMITT, HANNES KLEINEKE, J.L. LAYNSMITH, JAMES LEE, FRANK D. MILLARD, JAMES ROSS, SIMON WALKER.
Authority and Subversion: A Conference on Fifteenth-Century England (with Peter Fleming) - Keith Dockray
Authority and Subversion: A Conference on Fifteenth-Century England (with Keith Dockray) - Peter W Fleming
Henry IV and the Politics of Resistance in Early Lancastrian England, 1399-1413 - Alastair Dunn
Seditious Activities: The Conspiracy of Maud de Vere, Countess of Oxford, 1403-4 - James Ross
A Hotbed of Heresy? Fifteenth-Century Bristol and Lollardy Reconsidered -
Anti-Lollard Polemic and Practice in Late Medieval England - Ian Forrest
Why the West was Wild: Law and Disorder in Fifteenth-Century Cornwall and Devon - Hannes Kleineke
Men Behaving Badly? The West March Towards Scotland and the Percy-Neville Feud - Peter Booth
An Analysis of the Epitaphium Eiusdem Ducis Gloucestrie - Frank D Millard
Constructing Queenship at Coventry: Pageantry and Politics at Margaret of Anjou's 'Secret Harbour' -
Public Service, Private Interest and Patronage in the Fifteenth- Century Exchequer - David Grummitt
Urban Recorders and the Crown in Late Medieval England - James Lee

LINDA CLARK is Editor Emeritus at the History of Parliament.

"The essays either add new layers of complexity to the view of a given issue, or seek to provoke the reader to a different perspective altogether." MEDIEVAL REVIEW
"A thought-provoking collection of essays." EHR
"Offers a great deal of interest over a wide range of subjects.. A good collection of papers." THE RICARDIAN

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9781843830252

July 2003

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Title Details

202 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

4 line. Illustrations

Series: The Fifteenth Century

Imprint: Boydell Press