The Fifteenth Century XIV

The Fifteenth Century XIV

Essays Presented to Michael Hicks

Edited by Linda Clark


Boydell Press



This series [pushes] the boundaries of knowledge and [develops] new trends in approach and understanding. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW
For four decades, Michael Hicks has been a figure central to the study of fifteenth-century England. His scholarly output is remarkable both for its sheer bulk and for the diversity of the fields it covers. This extraordinary breadth is reflected by the variety of subjects covered by the papers in the present volume, offered to Professor Hicks by friends, colleagues and former students to mark his retirement from the University of Winchester. Fifteenth-century royalty, nobility and gentry, long at the heart of his own work, naturally take centre stage, but his contribution to economic and regional history, both in the early part of his career as a research fellow at the Victoria County History and more recently as director of a succession of major research projects, is also reflected in the essays presented here.
The individual contributions are populated by some of the major characters of Yorkist England, many of them made household names by Professor Hicks's own writings - King Edward IV and his mistresses; the Neville earls of Warwick and Salisbury; the Stafford, Herbert, Percy, Tiptoft and de Vere earls of Devon, Pembroke, Northumberland, Worcester and Oxford - while the themes covered span the full panoply of medieval life: from treason to trade, warfare to widowhood and lordship to law enforcement. Equally broad is the papers' geographical spread, covering regions from Catalonia to Normandy, from Hampshire to Yorkshire and from Worcestershire and the Welsh marches to East Anglia.

Contributors: Anne Curry, Christopher Dyer, Peter Fleming, Ralph Griffiths, John Hare, Winifred Harwood, Matthew Holford, Hannes Kleineke, Gordon McKelvie, Mark Page, Simon Payling, A.J. Pollard, James Ross, Karen Stöber, Anne F. Sutton

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August 2015
1 black and white, 8 line illustrations
278 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
The Fifteenth Century
ISBN: 9781783270484
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BISAC HIS037010, HIS015000
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Table of Contents

Foreword - Caroline Barron
Disciplinary Ordinances for English Garrisons in Normandy in the Reign of Henry V - Anne Curry
Lords in a Landscape: the Berkeley Family and Northfield (Worcestershire) - Christopher Dyer
Hampshire and the Parish Tax of 1428 - Mark Page
The Livery Act of 1429 -
An Indenture between Richard Neville, Earl of Salisbury, and Sir Edmund Darell of Sessay, North Riding, 1435 - Anthony J Pollard
The Pursuit of Justice and Inheritance from Marcher Lordships to Parliament: the Implications of Margaret Malefaunt's Abduction in Gower in 1438 - Ralph A Griffiths
The Battles of Mortimer's Cross and Second St. Albans: The Regional Dimension - Peter Fleming
Widows and the Wars of the Roses: the Turbulent Marital History of Edward IV's Putative Mistress, Margaret, daughter of Sir Lewis John of West Horndon, Essex - Simon J. Payling
Some Observations on the Household and Circle of Humphrey Stafford, Lord Stafford of Southwick and Earl of Devon: the Last Will of Roger Bekensawe - Hannes Kleineke
The Treatment of Traitors' Children and Edward IV's Clemency in the 1460s - James Ross
Edward IV and Bury St. Edmunds' Search for Self-Government - Anne F. Sutton
The Exchequer Inquisitions Post Mortem - Matthew Holford
Hams for Prayers: Regular Canons and their Lay Patrons in Medieval Catalonia - Karen Stober
Production, Specialisation and Consumption in Late Medieval Wessex - John N Hare
A Butt of Wine and Two Barrels of Herring: Southampton's Trading Links with Religious Institutions in Winchester and South Central England, 1430-1540 - Winifred A Harwood


This festschrift with its uniformly excellent collection of articles does justice to someone who has made such a significant contribution to the writing of the history of the late middle ages. SOUTHERN HISTORY

As is always the case with The Fifteenth Century series, the articles are thought provoking and the chapters cover a wide range of themes. The volume is an excellent addition to the series, and one which pays tribute to an outstanding scholar. THE RICARDIAN

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