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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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London in the Later Middle Ages

Government and People, 1200-1500

Author: Caroline M. Barron,Professor of the History of London Caroline M Barron

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 9780199257775

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. In this three-hundred-year period Londoners learnt how to construct, and to manage, 'self-government at theking's command'. They had to develop ways of negotiating with demanding and very different kings and to devise ways of raising money from citizens which were seen to be fair. London's elected rulers had also to resolve conflicting economic interests, to administer common resources and to protectand enhance the health and well-being of all those who lived in the city. 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'.
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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.
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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.
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