War, Government and Aristocracy in the British Isles, c.1150-1500

War, Government and Aristocracy in the British Isles, c.1150-1500

Essays in Honour of Michael Prestwich

Edited by Chris Given-Wilson, Ann Kettle, Len Scales

Hardback
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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

A plethora of the most important aspects of late medieval England are covered here, with a focus on Edward I.
Crown-magnate relations, the Anglo-Scottish, Anglo-French and Anglo-Irish wars, national and local finance and administration and the nature of late medieval kingship are among the principal themes explored in this volume, along with aristocratic consumption, historical writing, chivalric culture and a review of recent work on crusading history. All newly commissioned from distinguished scholars, they shed new light on late medieval British political, military and governmental history.

CONTRIBUTORS: NICHOLAS VINCENT, DAVID CARPENTER, M. L. HOLFORD, ARCHIE DUNCAN, MATTHEW STRICKLAND, BJORN WEILER, ROBIN FRAME, ANDY KING, W. MARK ORMROD, G. L. HARRISS, NORMAN HOUSLEY, ANNE CURRY, MAURICE KEEN, WENDY CHILDS

Details

June 2008
1 black and white illustrations
332 pages
23.5x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9781843833895
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC HBJD1, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3H
BISAC HIS037010
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Did Henry III have a policy towards the earls? - Nicholas Vincent
The Career of Godfrey of Crowcombe: Household Knight of King John and Steward of King Henry III - David Carpenter
Under-Sheriffs, the State and Local Society c. 1300-1340: A Preliminary Survey - Matthew Holford
Revisiting Norham, May-June 1291 - Archibald A M Duncan
Treason, Feud and the Growth of State Violence: Edward I and the `War of the Earl of Carrick', 1306-7 - Matthew J Strickland
The Commendatio Lamentabilis for Edward I and Plantagenet Kingship - Björn Weiler
Historians, Aristocrats and Plantagenet Ireland, 1200-1360 - Robin Frame
War and Peace: A Knight's Tale. The Ethics of War in Sir Thomas Gray's Scalacronica - Andy King
The King's Secrets: Richard de Bury and the Monarchy of Edward III - W M Ormrod
Budgeting at the Medieval Exchequer -
Recent Scholarship on Crusading and Medieval Warfare, 1095-1291: Convergence and Divergence - Norman Housley
The Military Ordinances of Henry V: Texts and Contexts - Anne Curry
Chivalry and English Kingship in the Later Middle Ages - Maurice H Keen
Cloth of Gold and Gold Thread: Luxury Imports to England in the Fourteenth Century - Wendy Childs

Reviews

This collection provides a thorough look at the latest scholarship and historiography of medieval British political, military, administrative, and cultural history. All (the articles) are well-researched and informative works that do justice to the brilliant career of the man they honor. JOURNAL OF BRITISH STUDIES
A valuable and handsome volume. (...) These essays greatly advance our understanding of the later middle ages in particular. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

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