Fourteenth Century England VIII

June 2014
187 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Fourteenth Century England
ISBN: 9781843839170
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BISAC HIS037010, HIS015000

Fourteenth Century England VIII

Edited by J.S. Hamilton

Fourteenth Century England has quickly established for itself a deserved reputation for its scope and scholarship and for admirably filling a gap in the publication of medieval studies. HISTORY
Drawing on a diverse range of documentary, literary and material evidence, the contributors to this volume examine several inter-related topics on political, social and cultural matters in late medieval England. Aspects of both arms production and armigerous society are explored, from the emergence of royal armourers in the early fourteenth century to the social implications of later armour and armorial bearings. Another major focus is the church and religion more broadly. The nature and significance of the ceremonial entry, the adventus, of bishops is explored, as well as the legal impact of provisions in shaping church-state relations in mid-century. Religious constructs of women are considered in a comparative analysis of orthodox and Lollard texts. Finally, a group of papers looks at aspects of politics at the centre, with an examination of the queenship of Isabella of France and the issue of the Mortimer inheritance in the early years of Richard II.

J.S. Hamilton is Professor and Chair, Department of History, Baylor University.

Contributors: Beth Allison Barr, Philip Caudrey, Katherine Harvey, Mark King, Malcolm Mercer, Shelagh Mitchell, Lisa Benz St John, Charlotte Whatley

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Table of Contents

King's Armourers and the Growth of the Armourer's Craft in Early Fourteenth-Century London - Malcolm Mercer
In the Best Interest of the Queen: Isabella of France, Edward II and the Image of a Functional Relationship - Lisa Benz St John
The First Entry of the Bishop: Episcopal Adventus in Fourteenth-Century England - Katherine Harvey
Temporalities Be Taken: Edward III, Unruly Ecclesiastics, and the Fight for the Benefices of Exeter, 1337-60 - Charlotte Whatley
The Armour of Sir Robert Salle: An Indication of Social Status? - Shelagh Mitchell
Richard II, the Mortimer Inheritance and the March of Wales, 1381-84 - Mark John King
War, Chivalry and Regional Society: East Anglia's Warrior Gentry before the Court of Chivalry - Philip J. Caudrey
A Comparative Analysis of Biblical Women in the English Wycliffite Sermons with John Mirk's Festial - Beth Alison Barr

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