Plantagenet England 1225-1360

Plantagenet England 1225-1360

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by Michael Prestwich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198228449

ISBN-13: 9780198228448

Pub. Date: 09/15/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


In this thorough and illuminating work, Michael Prestwich provides a comprehensive study of Plantagenet England, a dramatic and turbulent period which saw many changes. In politics it saw Simon de Montfort's challenge to the crown in Henry II's reign and it witnessed the deposition of Edward I. In contrast, it also saw the highly successful rules of Edward I and…  See more details below

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In this thorough and illuminating work, Michael Prestwich provides a comprehensive study of Plantagenet England, a dramatic and turbulent period which saw many changes. In politics it saw Simon de Montfort's challenge to the crown in Henry II's reign and it witnessed the deposition of Edward I. In contrast, it also saw the highly successful rules of Edward I and his grandson, Edward III. Political institutions were transformed with the development of parliament and war was a dominant theme: Wales was conquered and the Scottish Wars of Independence started in Edward I's reign, and under Edward III there were triumphs at Crécy and Poitiers. Outside of politics, English society was developing a structure, from the great magnates at the top to the peasantry at the bottom. Economic changes were also significant, from the expansionary period of the thirteenth century to years of difficulty in the fourteenth century, culminating in the greatest demographic disaster of historical times, the Black Death. In this volume in the New Oxford History of England Michael Prestwich brings this fascinating century to life.

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ISBN-13:
9780198228448
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/15/2005
Series:
New Oxford History of England Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
664
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

1The environment3
2The crown and kingship27
3Government55
4Politics under Henry III81
5Reconstruction and reform, 1266-1294121
6Wales141
7Political crises, 1294-1311165
8Times of trouble, 1311-1330188
9Scotland227
10England under Edward III266
11England and France292
12The armies of Edward III's French war328
13The great lords353
14The knights and the gentry389
15Landownership and the law414
16The management of land427
17The peasantry444
18The towns468
19Trade and merchants491
20Crime and punishment507
21Population and the black death529
22Conclusion554

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Plantagenet England 1225-1360 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
EugeneTX More than 1 year ago
This is a truly outstanding and magnificent work. It is thoroughly researched and comprehensive with a massive amount of information and detail. I was somewhat disappointed with the number of grammatical errors in the finished product but the work transcends the errors. It is a tremendous source of information for readers and future researchers. It is very informative and enlightening. It covers all layers of English society as it existed and was developing at the time. It makes one wonder how far the nation could have grown, if everyone had been singing from the same page then, instead of having to deal with all the dissent. It appears that the Kings were able to build a sufficient following to keep making progress, instead of remaining static or moving backward. Reading this book is work. It is highly technical and somewhat difficult but you will not have wasted youur time. It is well worth reading and you will be better informed for having read it. It is well worth the price.