The first full-length study of the elite group which surrounded King John, his household knights.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Recruitment into the royal military household; 3. Monarchy in action: the functions of the king's household knights; 4. The rewards of royal service; 5. Loyalty, civil war, and the household knights; 6. John's household knights during the minority of Henry III; 7. Some case histories; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
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