Exactly 150 years after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, history came extremely close to repeating itself when another army set sail from the Continent with the intention of imposing foreign rule on England.
In the early fifteenth century, France had gone from being the strongest and most populous nation state of medieval Europe to suffering a complete internal collapse and a partial conquest by a foreign power. This book tells the story of the destruction of France by the madness of its king and the greed and violence of his family.
When Edward III died, in 1377, he was succeeded by a vulnerable child, who was destined to grow into an unstable adult presiding over a divided nation. Meanwhile France entered upon one of the most glittering periods of her medieval history. This book presents a tale of contrasting fortunes.
Details the long and violent endeavour of the English to dismember Europe's strongest state, a succession of wars that is one of the seminal chapters in European history. Beginning with the funeral of Charles IV of France in 1328, this book follows the Hundred Years War up to the surrender of Calais in 1347.
Offers a regional study of women in 13th-century England, making use of charters, chronicles, government records and other sources to examine the interaction of gender, status and life-cycle in shaping women's experiences in Lincolnshire. This book investigates the lives of noblewomen, townswomen, and women religious from a variety of angles.
This work on the wardrobe of Queen Elizabeth I is illustrated with photographs of portraits, minatures, tomb sculptures, engravings, woven textiles and embroiders. Two indexes are provided: the first of paintings, persons, places and events; the second offering information on fashionable dress.
Considering plays by Philip Massinger, Richard Brome, Ben Jonson, John Ford and James Shirley, this study addresses the political import of drama as it engages with contemporary struggles over authority between royal prerogative, common law and local custom in Caroline England. In so doing.
The real story of the 'Prince in the Tower'. Huge interest in Richard III at the moment with the discovery of his skeleton and also with his historical rehabilitation. Written by the author of the most comprehensive biography of Richard ever undertaken, volume 1 published by Amberley, Richard, the Young King To Be.
Magna Carta, forced on King John in 1215 by rebellion, is one of the famous documents in world history. It asserts a fundamental principle: that ruler is subject to the law. This book draws on discoveries to give an account of Magna Carta's origins, survival and enforcement, showing how it quickly gained a central place in English political life.
Anne Neville was queen to England's most notorious king, Richard III. Dying before the age of thirty, she was always, apparently, the passive instrument of others' evil intentions. This biography seeks to tell the story of Anne's life, and uncovers the real wife of Richard III by charting the twists and turns of her fraught and tragic life.
In 1464, the most eligible bachelor in England, Edward IV, stunned the nation by revealing his secret marriage to Elizabeth Woodville, a beautiful, impoverished widow whose father and brother Edward himself had once ridiculed as upstarts.
In response to the global turn in scholarship on colonial and early modern history, this work provides a fresh perspective on the wider context of the encounter between the inhabitants of precolonial Virginia and the English. It offers an interdisciplinary consideration of developments in Native America, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean.
The first biographical study of Nicholas Ferrar to uncover his continental travels, the harmonies the family created, his collaboration with George Herbert, and the Little Gidding's connection to the later voluntary societies.
Peter Wilson provides a concise yet comprehensive account of the Holy Roman Empire and its profound impact during its last three centuries of existence. Drawing on a wealth of research, the expanded new edition has been fully revised and updated throughout and now features a new chapter on 'Nation and Identity'.
This study reveals the heightened importance of print in both the lives of the members of the political nation and the minds of the political elite in the civil wars and Interregnum. It demonstrates both the existence and prevalence of print propaganda with which politians became associated and much more.
In the spring of 1623 Charles, Prince of Wales, the young heir to the English and Scottish thrones donned a false wig and beard and slipped out of England under the assumed name of John Smith. In this volume, scholars from a variety of disciplines analyse the reactions of Charles' romantic escapade and offer their insights into the affair.
Places John Day in the context of the sixteenth-century printing industry, and examines his disputed origins and establishment as a London printer. This book discusses his Elizabethan career, together with the most significant works he printed, and his connections with the Stranger communities in London.
The youngest son of Emperor Maximilian II, and nephew of Philip II of Spain, Archduke Albert (1559-1621) was originally destined for the church. Through an investigation of Albert's reign, this book offers a fresh understanding of international events of the time.
The peasant economy in north-east England, and indeed throughout the country as a whole, underwent many changes during the later middle ages. The author argues that the peasant economy in this region of England was affected by war in the early fourteenth century.
Examines the Calais garrison, the largest standing military force available to the English crown. This book covers topics such as recruitment and service in the garrison, and the weaponry and tactics used. It challenges the notion that England lagged behind its Northwest European rivals in terms of military technology and effectiveness.
The first volume in what will become the definitive history of Suffolk looks at how the county survived the three most tumultuous events of the period, the Great Famine, the Black Death and the Peasants' Revolt, to emerge as one of the richest English regions.