Royal Historical Society Transactions: Sixth Series

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The Royal Historical Society Transactions offers readers an annual collection of major articles representing some of the best historical research by some of the world's most distinguished historians. Volume six of the sixth series, first published in 1997, includes: 'The Peoples of Ireland, 1110–1400: III. Laws and Customs', the third Presidential Address from Rees Davies; the winner of the Alexander Prize, 'Isabeau of Bavaria, Queen of France (1385–1422)', Rachel Gibbons; and the 1995 Prothero Lecture ”An Airier Aristocracy”: The Saints of War', Christopher Holdsworth. Also included, contributions from Sarah Foot, Nicholas Orme and John Stevenson, a special collection of papers taking the theme 'Honour and Reputation in Early-Modern England', and the annual Report of Council.

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1. Presidential address: the peoples of Britain and Ireland, 1110–1400: III laws and customs R. R. Davies; 2. The making of Angelcynn: English identity before the Norman Conquest Sarah Foot; 3. Isabeau of Bavaria Queen of France (1385–1422): the creation of an historical villainess Rachel Gibbons; 4. Church and chapel in Medieval England Nicholas Orme; 5. 'An airier aristocracy': the saints at war Christopher Holdsworth; 6. William Cobbett: patriot or Briton? John Stevenson; Honour and Reputation in Early-Modern England: 7. 'To pluck bright honour from the pale-faced moon': gender and honour in the Castlehaven society Cynthia Herrup; 8. Reputation and honour in court and country: Lady Elizabeth Russell and Sir Thomas Hoby Felicity Heal; 9. Honour in life, death and the memory: funeral monuments in early modern England Nigel Llewellyn; 10. The construction of honour, reputation and status in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century England Faramerz Dabhoiwala; 11. Male honour, social control and wife beating in late Stuart England Elizabeth Foyster; 12. Women, status and the popular culture of dishonour Laura Gowing; 13. Expanding the boundaries of female honour in early modern England Garthine Walker; 14. Summary of closing plenary discussion on 'honour and reputation in early modern England'; Report of council for 1995–6; Officers and council 1996.

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