Henry IV: The Establishment of the Regime, 1399-1406

Henry IV: The Establishment of the Regime, 1399-1406

Edited by Gwilym Dodd, Douglas Biggs

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The crucial first years of Henry IV's reign examined, to discover how he met and overcame the challenges created by his usurpation of the throne.
Having seized the throne from his cousin Richard II in 1399, Henry Bolingbroke, the first nobleman to be made king of England since the twelfth century, faced the remarkable challenge of securing his power and authority over a kingdom that was divided and in turmoil. This collection of essays - the first such collection focusing specifically on the reign of the first Lancastrian king - by some of the leading historians of late medieval England, takes a fresh look at the crucial but neglected first years of Henry IV's reign, examining how Henry met and overcame the challenges which his usurpation created. Topics covered include a reappraisal of the events surrounding the revolution of 1399; Henry's relations with his northern magnates; the Yorkshire rising of 1405; the "Long Parliament" of 1406 and the nature and purpose of the king's council.
This collection adds significantly to an understanding of the character of Henry IV, as well as the circumstances in which he ruled, and will be essential for anyone with an interest in late medieval English political history.

Dr GWILYM DODD is Lecturer in History at the University of Nottingham; Dr DOUGLAS BIGGS teaches at the Department of History at Waldorf College.

Contributors: M. ARVANIGIAN, MICHAEL J. BENNETT, DOUGLAS BIGGS, JOEL BURDEN, GWILYM DODD, ANTHONY GOODMAN, ANDY KING, CYNTHIA J. NEVILLE, A.J.TUCK, SIMON K. WALKER.

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August 2003
222 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9781903153123
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
York Medieval Press
BIC HBJD1, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3H, 4P
BISAC BIO014000
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Table of Contents

Introduction -
Henry of Bolingbroke and the Revolution of 1399 - Michael J Bennett
How Do You Bury a Deposed King? The Funeral of Richard II and the Establishment of Lancastrian Royal Authority in 1400 - Joel Burden
Henry IV and Chivalry - A J Tuck
Scotland, the Percies and the Law in 1400 - Cynthia J Neville
Henry IV's Council, 1399-1405 - Gwilym Dodd
Henry IV, the Northern Nobility and the Consolidation of the Regime - Mark Arvanigian
'They have the Hertes of the People by North': Northumberland, the Percies and Henry IV, 1399-1408 - Andy King
The Yorkshire Risings of 1405: Texts and Contexts - Simon K Walker
The Politics of Health: Henry IV and the Long Parliament of 1406 - Doug Biggs

Reviews

A thought provoking and stimulating collection of essays, which will raise many questions, and will stimulate further research. SOUTHERN HISTORY

All these essays are well researched and extremely detailed contributions to scholarship, and many revise current understanding of particular issues and episodes in the early years of Henry IV.... This collection says a great deal about the state of late medieval English political history. HISTORY

Stimulating (and) well-researched. NORTHERN HISTORY

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