Political Life in Medieval England

Political Life in Medieval England

by W. M. Ormrod
     
 
This book explores the dimensions of political society and the major preoccupations of English politics between the later years of Edward I's reign and the outbreak of the Wars of the Roses.

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This book explores the dimensions of political society and the major preoccupations of English politics between the later years of Edward I's reign and the outbreak of the Wars of the Roses.

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Even though common people in medieval England could not vote or play any active role in governance, says Ormrod (history, U. of York), they were highly politicized by the Hundred Years War and the Black Death, and interested in the workings of the high politics of the court, council, and parliament, in addition to its gossip no doubt. He traces the crisis of royal authority during the 15th century not to Henry IV's deficiencies, but to Henry V's inability to capitalize on his magnificent military successes and redirect the judicial and financial structures of the state back to the interests of the crown and away from the aristocracy and gentry who had captured them. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312127220
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Series:
British History in Perspective Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.71(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.62(d)

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