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The Northerners : A Study in the Reign of King John - J. C. Holt

The Northerners

A Study in the Reign of King John

Paperback Published: 9th July 1992
ISBN: 9780198203094
Number Of Pages: 318

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Magna Carta, imposed on King John by his barons in 1215, is widely regarded as the foundation of the British constitution. This is the classic study of the origins of the rebellion which culminated in the events at Runnymede. Professor Holt investigates the causes of the baronial revolt, and explores the social and administrative setting of the northern shires and their landed families. Professor Holt's introduction to the paperback edition draws on recent research on border societies to offer new insights into the organization of the northern barons. He also provides a valuable Guide to further reading.

Industry Reviews

`the most substantial contribution we have had ... a book all students of this period will be obliged to use and reckon with.' Speculum

`one of the most fundamental studies of the period yet to be written ... a penetrating analysis of the entire structure of Angevin government ... rare mastery.' Guardian `a scholarly account of a complicated subject, which is at the same time readable.' The Economist `a book which is full of good things ... packed with solid information and penetrating judgments ... obviously a valuable contribution to our understanding of the reign of King John.' English Historical Review `erudite and distinguished.' Times Literary Supplement `an excellent piece of writing and a major addition to scholarship.' Parliamentary Affairs `an important book ... one of those rare studies which will alter the ways in which we look at the forms and objects of political action.' Past and Present `one of the most fundamental studies of the period yet to be written ... a penetrating analysis of the entire structure of Angevin government ... rare mastery.' Guardian `an important book ... one of those rare studies which will alter the ways in which we look at the forms and objects of political action.' Past and Present `erudite and distinguished.' Times Literary Supplement

List of Abbreviations
Introduction to paperback edition
Introductionp. 1
Inimici Nostri or the Army of God?p. 8
The Northern Baronsp. 17
The Northern Knightsp. 35
The Ties of Factionp. 61
The Rebellionp. 79
Runnymedep. 109
The Civil Warp. 129
The Loss of Normandy and its Consequencesp. 143
The Law of the Exchequer and the Custom of the Realmp. 175
The Government of the Northp. 194
The King's Friendsp. 217
Epiloguep. 251
Notes for further readingp. 257
Indexp. 261
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780198203094
ISBN-10: 0198203098
Series: Clarendon Paperbacks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 9th July 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.39 x 13.77  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43

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