The Fifteenth Century XI

The Fifteenth Century XI

Concerns and Preoccupations

Edited by Linda Clark


Boydell Press



This series [pushes] the boundaries of knowledge and [develops] new trends in approach and understanding. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW
The concerns of people over differing levels of fifteenth-century society are the focus of the essays contained in this volume. How would a queen in exile wish to be depicted on a medal, or a newly-crowned king deal with recalcitrant London merchants when their interests clashed with his policies? The logistics of an invasion of France present a challenge to the military advisers of another king, and by bringing fresh insights to the text a translator of Vegetius' De re militari addresses the fears of rulers and ruled in a time of civil unrest. English supplicants to the papal curia require expert advice to navigate bureaucratic procedures at Rome; while Welsh students encounter other obstacles as they embark on careers in Church and state. Manuscript and printed versions of parliamentary statutes point to differing preferences on the part of government clerks and practising lawyers in their choice of language; while the papers of a professional estate manager from Norfolk reveal antiquarian interests and an affinity with William of Worcester.

Contributors: Christopher Allmand, Peter Clarke, Rhun Emlyn, Samantha Harper, Frederick Hepburn, John Milner, Dean Rowland, Anthony Smith

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October 2012
9 black and white illustrations
176 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
The Fifteenth Century
ISBN: 9781843837572
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BISAC HIS037010, ART015070, REL086000
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The English Translations of Vegetius' De Re Militari. What were their Authors' Intentions? - Christopher Allmand
The English Commitment to the 1412 Expedition to France - John Milner
Serving the Church and State: the Careers of Medieval Welsh Students - Rhun Emlyn
Petitioning the Pope: English Supplicants and Rome in the Fifteenth Century - Peter D. Clarke
The Queen in Exile: Representing Margaret of Anjou in Art and Literature - Frederick Hepburn
The Presence of the Past: the Bokkyns of Longham in the Later Medieval Ages - Anthony Smith
The End of the Statute Rolls: Manuscript, Print and Language Change in Fifteenth-Century English Statutes - Dean Rowland
Divide and Rule? Henry VII, the Mercers, Merchant Taylors and the Corporation of London - S.P. Harper

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