This volume deals with political, military, social, architectural, and literary aspects of fifteenth-century England. The essays contained in the volume range across the century from some of the leading scholars currently working in the period.
With contributions by Mark Arvanigian, Kelly DeVries, Sharon Michalove, Harry Schnitker, Charlotte Bauer-Smith, Candace Gregory, Helen Maurer, Karen Bezella-Bond, E. Kay Harris, Daniel Thiery, John Leland, Peter Fleming, Virginia K. Henderson.
About the Author
Douglas Biggs is Associate Professor of History at University of Nebraska – Kearney. His research interests lie in the political history of late fourteenth- and early fifteenth-century England as well as the social history of elites. He has published widely on politics in the reign of Henry IV and on the members of that king's affinity. He is currently engaged in writing a book on the military aspects of the Lancastrian Revolution of 1399 for Brill.
A. Compton Reeves is an Emeritus Professor of History at Ohio University. He has published a number of books and articles in his long career including, Pleasures and Pastimes in Medieval England, Lancastrian Englishmen, The Marcher Lords, and Purveyors and Purveyance for the Lancastrian and Yorkist Kings. He currently divides his time between Athens, Ohio and Arizona.
Sharon D. Michalove is Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies where she specialized in the History of Medieval and Early Modern Education. She has published widely on the history of women's education.
Table of Contents
The "Lancastrianization" of the North in the Reign of Henry IV, 1399-1413 / Mark Arvanigian 9
John the Fearless' Way of War / Kelly DeVries 39
Women as Book Collectors and Disseminators of Culture in Late Medieval Europe / Sharon Michalove 57
Margaret of York on Pilgrimage: The Exercise of Devotion and the Religious Traditions of the House of York / Harry Schnitker 81
Mapping Family Lines: A Late Fifteenth Century Example of Genealogical Display / Charlotte Bauer-Smith 123
Raising the Good Wife: Mothers and Daughters in Fifteenth-Century England / Candace Gregory 145
Delegitimizing Lancaster: The Yorkist Use of Gendered Propaganda During the Wars of the Roses / Helen Maurer 169
Blood and Roses: Maytime and Revival in the Morte Darthur / Karen Bezella-Bond 187
Censoring Disobedient Subjects: Narratives of Treason and Royal Authority in Fifteenth-Century England / E. Kay Harris 211
Welcome to the Parish. Remove Your Cap and Stop Assaulting Your Neighbor / Daniel Thiery 235
Witchcraft and the Woodvilles: A Standard Medieval Smear? / John Leland 267
Making History: Culture, Politics and The Maire of Bristowe is Kalendar / Peter Fleming 289
Rethinking Henry VII: The Man and His Piety in the Context of the Observant Franciscans / Virginia K. Henderson 317