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Ruling Fourteenth-Century England : Essays in Honour of Christopher Given-Wilson, Hardback Book

Ruling Fourteenth-Century England : Essays in Honour of Christopher Given-Wilson Hardback

Edited by Remy Ambuhl, James Bothwell, Laura Tompkins


The twin themes of power and authority in fourteenth-century England, a century of transition between the high and late medieval polities, run throughout this volume, reflecting Professor Given-Wilson's seminal work in the area.

Covering the period between Edward I's final years and the tyranny of Richard II, the volume encompasses political, social, economic and administrative history through four major lens: central governance, aristocratic politics, warfare, and English power abroad.

Topics covered include royal administrative efficiency; the machinations of government clerks; the relationship between the crown and market forces; the changing nature of noble titles and lordship; and ideas of court politics, favouritism and loyalty.

Military policy is also examined, looking at army composition and definitions of "war" and "rebellion".

The book concludes with a detailed study of treasonous English captains around Calais and a broader examination of Plantagenet ambitions on the European stage. REMY AMBUHL is Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Southampton; JAMES BOTHWELL is Lecturer in Later Medieval History at the University of Leicester; LAURA TOMPKINS is Research Manager at Historic Royal Palaces. Contributors: Andrew Ayton, Michael Bennett, Wendy R.

Childs, Gwilym Dodd, David Green, J.S. Hamilton, Andy King, Alison McHardy, Mark Ormrod, Michael Prestwich, Bridget Wells-Furby


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 318 pages, 1 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
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  • Category: Medieval history
  • ISBN: 9781783274352



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