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Plantagenet England : 1225-1360 - Michael Prestwich

Plantagenet England

1225-1360

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Published: 23rd August 2007
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In this thorough and illuminating work, Michael Prestwich provides a comprehensive study of Plantagenet England, a dramatic and turbulent period which saw many changes. In politics it saw Simon de Montfort's challenge to the crown in Henry II's reign and it witnessed the deposition of Edward I. In contrast, it also saw the highly successful rules of Edward I and his grandson, Edward III. Political institutions were transformed with the development of parliament and war was a dominant theme: Wales was conquered and the Scottish Wars of Independence started in Edward I's reign, and under Edward III there were triumphs at CrA(c)cy and Poitiers. Outside of politics, English society was developing a structure, from the great magnates at the top to the peasantry at the bottom. Economic changes were also significant, from the expansionary period of the thirteenth century to years of difficulty in the fourteenth century, culminating in the greatest demographic disaster of historical times, the Black Death. In this volume in the New Oxford History of England Michael Prestwich brings this fascinating century to life.

`[An]...impressive volume... a splendidly clear and useable account.' John Hudson, BBC History Magazine `an admirable blend of clarity and objective empiricism.' Nicholas Vincent, Times Literary Supplement

Part I: Introductory The Environment The Crown and Kingship Government Part II: Politics and War Politics under Henry III Reconstruction and Reform, 1266-94 Wales Political Crises, 1294-1311 Times of Trouble, 1311-1330 Scotland England under Edward III England and France The Armies of Edward III's French War Part III: Society and People The Great Lords The Knights and the Gentry Landownership and the Law The Management of Land The Peasantry The Towns Trade and Merchants Crime and Punishment Population and the Black Death Conclusion

ISBN: 9780199226870
ISBN-10: 0199226873
Series: New Oxford History of England
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 680
Published: 23rd August 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.8  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 1.04