This is the first full-length study of de Vere's life and career. Through this lens it also tackles a number of broader themes. It reconsiders the role of the nobility under Henry VII, challenging the common perception of Henry as an anti-aristocratic king. It also explores East Anglian political society in the second half of the fifteenth century, how the earl came to dominate it, how successfully he exercised his power, and the personnel, including the Paston family, he used to run the region.
JAMES ROSS is Senior Lecturer in Late Medieval History at the University of Winchester.
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Drawing on a multiplicity of sources and presented in an attractive volume by the Boydell Press, (the book) adds much to our understanding of the period and the dilemmas confronting noblemen at a time of civil war. HISTORY
(A) notable work. THE RICARDIAN
A fine book that gives us a keenly nuanced appraisal of the workings of high politics during Henry VII's pivotal reign. RENAISSANCE QUARTERLY
This study of a nobleman who has not been seriously treated before is a welcome addition to the shelf. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW