England in the Later Middle Ages

Author: M.H. Keen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134483031
Category: History
Page: 504
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First published to wide critical acclaim in 1973, England in the Later Middle Ages has become a seminal text for students studying this diverse, complex period. This spirited work surveys the period from Edward I to the death of Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth, which heralded in the Tudor Age. The second edition of this book, while maintaining the character of the original, brings the study up to date. Each chapter includes a discussion of the historiographical developments of the last decade and the author takes a fresh look at the changing world of the Later Middle Ages, particularly the plague and the economy. Also included is a rewritten introduction.

A Companion to Britain in the Later Middle Ages

Author: S. H. Rigby
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470998776
Category: History
Page: 688
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This authoritative survey of Britain in the later Middle Ages comprises 28 chapters written by leading figures in the field. Covers social, economic, political, religious, and cultural history in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales Provides a guide to the historical debates over the later Middle Ages Addresses questions at the leading edge of historical scholarship Each chapter includes suggestions for further reading

The Law of Treason in England in the Later Middle Ages

Author: J. G. Bellamy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521526388
Category: History
Page: 288
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Professor Bellamy places the theory of treason in its political setting and analyses the part it played in the development of legal and political thought in this period. He pays particular attention to the Statute of Treason of 1352, an act with a notable effect on later constitutional history and which, in the opinion of Edward Coke, had a legal importance second only to that of Magna Carta. He traces the English law of treason to Roman and Germanic origins, and discusses the development of royal attitudes towards rebellion, the judicial procedures used to try and condemn suspected traitors, and the interaction of the law of treason and constitutional ideas.

An Age of Transition?

Economy and Society in England in the Later Middle Ages
Author: Christopher Dyer
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198221665
Category: History
Page: 293
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This significant new work by a prominent medievalist focusses on the period of transition between 1250 and 1550, when the wealth and power of the great lords was threatened and weakened, and when new social groups emerged and new methods of production were adopted. Professor Dyer examines both the commercial growth of the thirteenth century, and the restructuring of farming, trade, and industry in the fifteenth. The subjects investigated include the balance between individuals andthe collective interests of families and villages. The role of the aristocracy and in particular the gentry are scrutinized, and emphasis placed on the initiatives taken by peasants, traders, and craftsmen. The growth in consumption moved the economy in new directions after 1350, and this encouragedinvestment in productive enterprises. A commercial mentality persisted and grew, and producers, such as farmers, profited from the market. Many people lived on wages, but not enough of them to justify describing the sixteenth century economy as capitalist. The conclusions are supported by research in sources not much used before, such as wills, and non-written evidence, including buildings.Christopher Dyer, who has already published on many aspects of this period, has produced the first full-length study by a single author of the 'transition'. He argues for a reassessment of the whole period, and shows that many features of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries can be found before 1500.

North-east England in the Later Middle Ages

Author: Christian Drummond Liddy,R. H. Britnell
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843831273
Category: History
Page: 250
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"The medieval development of the distinct region of north-east England explored through close examination of landscape, religion and history"--Provided by publisher.

The Hollow Crown

A History of Britain in the Late Middle Ages (TPB) (GRP)
Author: Miri Rubin
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141908009
Category: History
Page: 416
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There is no more haunting, compelling period in Britain's history than the later middle ages. The extraordinary kings - Edward III and Henry V the great warriors, Richard II and Henry VI, tragic inadequates killed by their failure to use their power, and Richard III, the demon king. The extraordinary events - the Black Death that destroyed a third of the population, the Peasants' Revolt, the Wars of the Roses, the Battle of Agincourt. The extraordinary artistic achievements - the great churches, castles and tombs that still dominate the landscape, the birth of the English language in The Canterbury Tales. For the first time in a generation, a historian has had the vision and confidence to write a spell-binding account of the era immortalised by Shakespeare's history plays. THE HOLLOW CROWN brilliantly brings to life for the reader a world we have long lost - a strange, Catholic, rural country of monks, peasants, knights and merchants, almost perpetually at war - but continues to define so much of England's national myth.

England in the Later Middle Ages

Author: Derek Baker
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 9780851156484
Category: History
Page: 272
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Primary source material - 149 items, with 47 illustrations - cover the political, ecclesiastical and social history of Plantagenet England, from the reign of Edward III to that of Richard II. Arrangement by topic covers King and Government, The Church, Land and People.

Standards of Living in the Later Middle Ages

Social Change in England C.1200-1520
Author: Christopher Dyer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521272155
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 297
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Between 1200 and 1520 medieval English society went through a series of upheavals: this was an age of war, pestilence and rebellion. This book explores the realities of life of the people who lived through those stirring times. It looks in turn at aristocrats, peasants, townsmen, wage-earners and paupers, and examines how they obtained their incomes and how they spent them. This revised edition (1998) includes a substantial new concluding chapter and an updated bibliography.

The Later Middle Ages in England 1216 - 1485

Author: Bertie Wilkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317873238
Category: History
Page: 434
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This distinguished historical narrative of the Tudor period considers the major themes of the period: the resoration of order, reformation of the Church andthe opening phase in the development of a new England.

Women in England in the Middle Ages

Author: Jennifer Ward
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781852853464
Category: History
Page: 283
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Looks at various sorts and conditions of women from c500 to c1500 AD, focusing on common experiences over their life-cycle, and the contrasts derived from their position in the social hierarchy. This book shows how, in bringing up their children and balancing family and work, medieval women faced many of the problems of their modern counterparts.

Making a Living in the Middle Ages

The People of Britain 850–1520
Author: Christopher Dyer
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300167075
Category: History
Page: 424
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Dramatic social and economic change during the middle ages altered the lives of the people of Britain in far-reaching ways, from the structure of their families to the ways they made their livings. In this masterly book, preeminent medieval historian Christopher Dyer presents a fresh view of the British economy from the ninth to the sixteenth century and a vivid new account of medieval life. He begins his volume with the formation of towns and villages in the ninth and tenth centuries and ends with the inflation, population rise, and colonial expansion of the sixteenth century. This is a book about ideas and attitudes as well as the material world, and Dyer shows how people regarded the economy and responded to economic change. He examines the growth of towns, the clearing of lands, the Great Famine, the Black Death, and the upheavals of the fifteenth century through the eyes of those who experienced them. He also explores the dilemmas and decisions of those who were making a living in a changing world—from peasants, artisans, and wage earners to barons and monks. Drawing on archaeological and landscape evidence along with more conventional archives and records, the author offers here an engaging survey of British medieval economic history unrivaled in breadth and clarity.

The English Nobility in the Late Middle Ages

The Fourteenth-century Political Community
Author: Chris Given-Wilson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415148832
Category: History
Page: 222
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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

London in the Later Middle Ages

Government and People 1200-1500
Author: Caroline M. Barron
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199284412
Category: History
Page: 472
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This is the first full account of the evolution of the government of London from the tempestuous days of the Commune in the late twelfth century to the calmer waters of Tudor England. Caroline Barron shows how the elected rulers of London developed ways of dealing with both demanding monarchs and quarrelsome city inhabitants. The remarkable survival of the city's own records makes it possible to trace, in unexpected detail, the inner workings of civic politics and government over three hundred years. London was by far the most populous and wealthy city in the kingdom, and its practices were widely copied throughout England. It was, as the Londoners claimed in 1339, the 'mirror and example to the whole land'.

The Court as a Stage

England and the Low Countries in the Later Middle Ages
Author: Steven J. Gunn,A. Janse
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843831914
Category: History
Page: 206
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European and English courtly culture and history reappraised through the prism of the court as theatre.

War, Justice, and Public Order

England and France in the Later Middle Ages
Author: Richard W. Kaeuper
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Category: Law
Page: 451
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This is a study of two topics of central importance in late medieval history: the impact of war, and the control of disorder. Making war and making law were the twin goals of the state, and the author examines the effect of the evolution of royal government in England and France. Ranging broadly between 1000 and 1400, he focuses principally on the period c.1290 to c.1360, and compares developments in the two countries in four related areas: the economic and political costs of war; the development of royal justice; the crown's attempt to control private violence; and the relationship between public opinion and government action. He argues that as France suffered near breakdown under repeated English invasions, the authority of the crown became more acceptable to the internal warring factions; whereas the English monarchy, unable to meet the expectations for internal order which arose partly from its own ambitious claims to be `keeper of the peace', had to devolve much of itsjudicial powers. In these linked problems of war, justice, and public order may lie the origins of English `constitutionalism' and French `absolutism'.

The Criminal Trial in Later Medieval England

Felony Before the Courts from Edward I to the Sixteenth Century
Author: John G. Bellamy
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802042958
Category: History
Page: 208
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This book represents the first full-length study of the English criminal trial in a crucial period of its development (1300-1550). Based on prime source material, The Criminal Trial in Later Medieval England uses legal treatises, contemporary reports of instructive cases, chancery rolls, state papers and court files and rolls to reconstruct the criminal trial in the later medieval and early Tudor periods. There is particular emphasis on the accusation process (studied in depth here for the first time, showing how it was, in effect, a trial within a trial); the discovery of a veritable revolution in conviction rates between the early fifteenth century and the later sixteenth (why this revolution occurred is explained in detail); the nature and scope of the most prevalent types of felony in the period; and the startling contrast between the conviction rate and the frequency of actual punishment. The role of victims, witnesses, evidence, jurors, justices and investigative techniques are analysed. John Bellamy is one of the foremost scholars in the field of English criminal justice and in The Criminal Trial in Later Medieval England gives a masterful account of what the medieval legal process involved. He guides the reader carefully through the maze of disputed and controversial issues, and makes clear to the non-specialist why these disputes exist and what their importance is for a fuller understanding of medieval criminal law. Those with a special interest in medieval law, as well as all those interested in how society deals with crime, will appreciate Professor Bellamy's clarity and wisdom and his careful blend of critical overview and new insights.

The Soldier in Later Medieval England

Author: Adrian R. Bell,Anne Curry,Andy King,David Simpkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199680825
Category: History
Page: 318
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The Soldier in Later Medieval England is the outcome of a project which collects the names of every soldier known to have served the English Crown from 1369 to the loss of Gascony in 1453, the event which is traditionally accepted as the end-date of the Hundred Years War. The data gathered throughout the project has allowed the authors of this volume to compare different forms of war, such as the chevauchées of the latefourteenth century and the occupation of French territories in the fifteenth century, and thus to identify longer-term trends. The authors seek to investigate the different types of soldier, their regional and national origins, andmovement between ranks. This is a wide-ranging volume, which offers invaluable insights into a much-neglected subject, and presents many opportunities for future research.

From England to Bohemia

Heresy and Communication in the Later Middle Ages
Author: Michael Van Dussen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110737930X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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This is the first book-length study of the influential cultural and religious exchanges which took place between England and Bohemia following Richard II's marriage to Anne of Bohemia in 1382. The ensuing growth in communication between the two kingdoms initially enabled new ideas of religion to flourish in both countries but eventually led the English authorities to suppress heresy. This exciting project has been made possible by the discovery of new manuscripts after the opening up of Czech archives over the past twenty years. It is the only study to analyze the Lollard-Hussite exchange with an eye to the new opportunities for international travel and correspondence to which the Great Schism gave rise, and examines how the use of propaganda and The Council of Constance brought an end to this communication by securing the condemnation of heretics such as John Wyclif.