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English Government in the Thirteenth Century - Adrian Jobson

English Government in the Thirteenth Century

By: Adrian Jobson (Editor)

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Published: 15th July 2004
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The size and jurisdiction of English royal government underwent sustained development in the thirteenth century, an understanding of which is crucial to a balanced view of medieval English society. The papers here follow three central themes: the development of central government, law and justice, and the crown and the localities. Examined within this framework are bureaucracy and enrolment under John and his contemporaries; the Royal Chancery; the adaptation of the Exchequer in response to the rapidly changing demands of the crown; the introduction of a licensing system for mortmain alienations; the administration of local justice; women as sheriffs; and a Nottinghamshire study examining the tensions between the role of the king as manorial lord and as monarch. Contributors: NICK BARRATT, PAUL R. BRAND, DAVID CARPENTER, DAVID CROOK, ANTHONY MUSSON, NICHOLAS C. VINCENT, LOUISE WILKINSON. ADRIAN JOBSON is at the National Archives, Kew.

A useful and illuminating collection of essays. HISTORY, JULY 2005

Why 1199? : bureaucracy and enrolment under John and his contemporariesp. 17
The English Royal Chancery in the thirteenth centuryp. 49
Finance on a shoestring : the exchequer in the thirteenth centuryp. 71
The mortmain licensing system, 1280-1307p. 87
The local administration of justice : a reappraisal of the 'four knights' systemp. 97
Women as sheriffs in early thirteenth century Englandp. 111
King and Lord : the monarch and his demesne tenants in central Nottinghamshire, 1163-1363p. 125
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ISBN: 9781843830566
ISBN-10: 1843830566
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 166
Published: 15th July 2004
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.42