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Nobility and Kingship in Medieval England

Nobility and Kingship in Medieval England

The Earls and Edward I, 1272-1307

by Andrew M. Spencer
Paperback
Publication Date: 19/01/2017
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Nobility and Kingship in Medieval England is a major new account of the relationship between Edward I and his earls, and of the role of the English nobility in thirteenth-century governance. Re-evaluating crown-noble relations of the period, Spencer challenges traditional interpretations of Edward's reign, showing that his reputed masterfulness has been overplayed and that his kingship was far subtler, and therefore more effective, than this stereotype would suggest. Drawing from key earldoms such as Lincoln, Lancaster, Cornwall and Warenne, the book reveals how nobles created local followings and exercised power at a local level as well as surveying the political, governmental, social and military lives of the earls, prompting us to rethink our perception of their position in thirteenth-century politics. Adopting a powerful revisionist perspective, Spencer presents a major new statement about thirteenth-century England; one which will transform our understanding of politics and kingship in the period.
ISBN:
9781107608481
9781107608481
Category:
British & Irish history
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
19-01-2017
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
230x152x17mm
Weight:
0.47kg

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