The Fifteenth Century VI

October 2006
220 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
The Fifteenth Century
ISBN: 9781843832706
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC HBLC1
BISAC HIS037010

The Fifteenth Century VI

Identity and Insurgency in the Late Middle Ages

Edited by Linda Clark

Hardback
9781843832706
$99.00
The most crucial issues in current research are debated in the latest volume in the series.
The essays collected here provide fresh insight into a range of important topics across the period. They discuss religion [both orthodox, as revealed by the lives of anchoresses living in Norwich, and heretical, as practised by lollards living in Coventry]; politics [exploring the motivations of individuals seeking election to parliament, and how the way Cade's Rebellion was recorded by contemporaries affected its subsequent perception]; law [whether it may be deduced from manorial court rolls that lawyers were employed by peasants, and an examination of the process of peace-making in feuds on the Scottish border]; national, ethnic and political identity in the British Isles; social ranking and chivalry [in particular knighthood in Scotland]; and verse [a consideration of the poem Lydgate addressed to Thomas Chaucer, and the occasion of its composition].
Contributors: JACKSON W. ARMSTRONG, JACQUELYN FERNHOLTZ, TONY GOODMAN, DAVID GRUMMITT, CAROLE HILL, MAUREEN JURKOWSKI, JENNI NUTTALL, SIMON PAYLING, ANDREA RUDDICK, KATIE STEVENSON, MATTHEW TOMPKINS

Table of Contents

The British Isles Imagined -
Ethnic Identity and Political Language in the King of England's Dominions: a Fourteenth-Century Perspective - Andrea Ruddick
`Thai War Callit Knychtis and Bere the Name and the Honnour of that Hye Ordre': Scottish Knighthood in the Fifteenth Century - Katie Stevenson
Violence and Peacemaking in the English Marches towards Scotland, c. 1425-1440 - Jackson Webster Armstrong
`Let's Kill all the Lawyers': Did Fifteenth-Century Peasants Employ Lawyers when they Conveyed Customary Land? - Matthew Tompkins
Identifiable Motives for Election to Parliament in the Reign of Henry VI: The Operation of Public and Private Factors - Simon Payling
Deconstructing Cade's Rebellion: Discourse and Politics in the Mid Fifteenth Century - David Grummitt
Lydgate's Poem to Thomas Chaucer: A Reassessment of its Diplomatic and Literary Contexts - Jenni Nuttall
Lydgate's Poem toThomas Chaucer: A Reassessment of its Diplomatic and Literary Contexts - Jacquelyn Fernholz
Lollardy in Coventry and the Revolt of 1431 - Maureen Jurkowski
Julian and her Sisters: Female Piety in Late Medieval Norwich - Carole Hill

Reviews

Maintains the high standard of the series under the general editorship of Linda Clark. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

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