Peter des Roches: An Alien in English Politics, 1205-1238

Peter des Roches: An Alien in English Politics, 1205-1238

by Nicholas Vincent
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521552540

ISBN-13: 9780521552547

Pub. Date: 09/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first biography of one of the wealthiest and most influential bishops of medieval Europe, who for a period of over thirty years exercised a degree of power over the thirteenth-century Plantagenet court second only to that of the king. The career of Peter des Roches and the activities of his fellow aliens are fundamental to an understanding of the

Overview

This is the first biography of one of the wealthiest and most influential bishops of medieval Europe, who for a period of over thirty years exercised a degree of power over the thirteenth-century Plantagenet court second only to that of the king. The career of Peter des Roches and the activities of his fellow aliens are fundamental to an understanding of the process by which England and France developed as two separate kingdoms. The book also sheds new light on such hotly-debated issues as the role of aliens in English politics, the reception of Magna Carta, the loss of Normandy, and the constitutional and administrative developments of the reign of Henry III.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521552547
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2014
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series , #31
Pages:
565
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.81(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. An alien abroad; 2. The reign of King John; 3. The Justiciarship; 4. Magna Carta and civil war; 5. The king's guardian 1216–19; 6. Decline and disgrace 1219–27; 7. Des Roches and the Crusade 1227–31; 8. The fall of Hubert de Burgh; 9. The coalition; 10. Des Roches in power; 11. The gathering storm; 12. The Marshal's war; 13. The fall of Peter des Roches; 14. The final years; Bibliography.

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