The Fifteenth Century VIII

The Fifteenth Century VIII

Rule, Redemption and Representations in Late Medieval England and France

Edited by Linda Clark

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Overview

Overview

Important aspects of fifteenth-century England and Europe assessed in this new collection.
A variety of new perspectives and fresh insights into people and society in fifteenth-century England and France are gathered together here. We learn from contemporary accounts of the battle of Anthon how regional politics in the Dauphiné were enmeshed in the broader conflict over the French throne; subtle inferences about East Anglian politics in the fifteenth century are derived not only from a detailed study of stained glass, but also from a close examination of Sir John Fastolf's papers; the motivations of members of guilds in founding almshouses in their towns, and how such establishments functioned, are presented for our deeper understanding; relations between Humphrey, duke of Gloucester, and the citizens of London at crucial stages of Henry VI's reign are explored anew; the celebration of the accession of Edward IV by the artistic endeavours of a clerk of the staple of Calais gives our study of the period a new visual dimension; and a drama perhaps performed in the household of Cardinal Morton throws a new perspective on contemporary attitudes towards the nobility and Henry VII's "new men".

Contributors: KATHLEEN DALY, DAVID KING, RUTH LEXTON, JONATHAN MACKMAN, CAROLE RAWCLIFFE, COLIN RICHMOND, LUCY RHYMER, ANNE F, SUTTON.

Details

August 2008
28 black and white illustrations
212 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
The Fifteenth Century
ISBN: 9781843834144
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC GT, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3H
BISAC HIS037010
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Table of Contents

War, History and Memory in the Dauphine in the Fifteenth Century: Two Accounts of the Battle of Anthon (1430) - Kathleen Daly
Reading the Material Culture: Stained Glass and Politics in Late Medieval Norfolk - David King
Henry Medwall's Fulgens and Lucres and the Question of Nobility Under Henry VII - Ruth Lexton
Hidden Gems in the Records of the Common Pleas: New Evidence on the Legacy of Lucy Visconti - Jonathan Mackman
Dives Redeemed? The Guild Almshouses of Later Medieval England - Carole Rawcliffe
Sir John Fastolf, the Duke of Suffolk, and the Pastons - Colin Richmond
Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, and the City of London - Lucy Rhymer
An Unfinished Celebration of the Yorkist Accession by a Clerk of the Merchant Staplers of Calais - Anne F. Sutton

Reviews

Every one of the articles in this volume is carefully researched and has something new to say: it is a welcome addition to a strong and established series. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

Demonstrates admirably the many approaches to the history of fifteenth-century England. THE RICARDIAN

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