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England in the Reign of Edward III : Medieval Textbooks Series - Scott L. Waugh

England in the Reign of Edward III

Medieval Textbooks Series

Paperback Published: 29th April 1991
ISBN: 9780521310390
Number Of Pages: 316

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The reign of Edward III is usually remembered for his stirring victories over the French and Scots. Yet these triumphs occurred against a domestic backdrop of economic upheaval, crime, high taxation, and the Black Death. Edward's ability to pursue his ambitions amid such challenges shows the effectiveness of his leadership and the resilience of English institutions. This book examines the strains on English life in this remarkable era, and shows how an interlocking network of hierarchies at each level enabled Edward to reach into local communities to get what he needed. Compliance, however, required hard bargaining as subjects chafed under incessant taxes and royal demands and, during Edward's reign, parliament became the primary arena for negotiations between the king and the community. Professor Waugh's incisive account of these tumultuous events also contains an extensive guide to further reading, in addition to a glossary of the more abstruse medieval terms.

List of figures and tables
Survey of events 1307G++1377
Economic Challenges
The peasant family and village society
Markets and towns
Overseas trade: wool and taxes
Economic change
The landlordsG++ response
Government and Communities
Nobility and gentry
The church and clergy
Law and order in local communities
Administration and finance
Negotiating consent: council and parliament
Political conflict
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ISBN: 9780521310390
ISBN-10: 0521310393
Series: Medieval Textbooks Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 29th April 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.62 x 13.79  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.33