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Plantagenet England, 1225-1360 / Michael Prestwich.

By: Prestwich, Michael.
Material type: TextTextSeries: New Oxford history of England: Publisher: Oxford : New York : Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press, 2005Description: xxii, 638 p., [12] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0198228449 (alk. paper); 9780198228448 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Great Britain -- History -- Plantagenets, 1154-1399 | England -- Civilization -- 1066-1485DDC classification: 942.03 Other classification: 15.70
Contents:
The Environment -- The Climate -- The People and Their Health -- The Landscape -- Animals -- Buildings -- Technology and Transport -- The Crown and Kingship -- The Coronation and Sacred Kingship -- Secular Kingship and the Crown -- Symbols and Ceremonies -- Buildings -- Court and Household -- Government -- The Structure of Government -- Careers in Royal Administration -- Government in the Localities -- The Church -- Corruption -- Politics and Wars -- Politics Under Henry III -- Henry III -- The Early Years -- Foreigners -- Parliament -- The Church -- Politics in Crisis, 1258-1264 -- The Civil War and Montfort's Rule -- Armies of the Civil War -- Reconstruction and Reform, 1266-1294 -- The Settlement of England -- The New King -- Financial Reorganization -- Church and State -- Parliament and Legislation -- Politics and Patronage, 1289-1294 -- Wales -- Wales and the Marches -- Henry III and Wales -- Llywelyn ap Gruffudd -- The Edwardian Conquest -- The Organization of War -- Settlement and Rebellion -- English Armies -- The Aftermath -- Political Crises, 1294-1311 -- The Demands of War -- The Crisis of 1297 -- The Aftermath of Crisis -- Edward II and the Ordinances -- Parliament -- Times of Trouble, 1311-1330 -- The Death of Gaveston -- Lancaster and the Lincoln Parliament -- New Favourites -- The Civil War of 1321-1322 -- The Rule of the Despensers -- Deposition -- Isabella and Mortimer -- The Modus Tenendi Parliamentum -- Scotland -- England and Scotland in the Thirteenth Century.
Review: "England of the Plantagenet kings was a turbulent place. In politics it saw Simon de Montfort's challenge to the crown in Henry III's reign and it witnessed the deposition of Edward II. By contrast, and as relief, it also experienced the highly successful rules of Edward I and his grandson, Edward III. Political institutions were transformed with the development of parliament, and war, the stimulus for some of that change, was never far away. Wales was conquered and the Scottish Wars of Independence started in Edward I's reign, while Crecy and Poitiers were English triumphs under Edward III." "Beyond politics, the structure of English society was developing, 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, culminating in the greatest demographic disaster of historical times, the Black Death." "Embracing politics and government, kingship, the structure of society, France, Scotland, and Wales, as well as areas such as the environment, the management of the land, crime and punishment, Michael Prestwich's survey casts the Plantagenet past in a new and revealing light."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [587]-608) and index.

The Environment -- The Climate -- The People and Their Health -- The Landscape -- Animals -- Buildings -- Technology and Transport -- The Crown and Kingship -- The Coronation and Sacred Kingship -- Secular Kingship and the Crown -- Symbols and Ceremonies -- Buildings -- Court and Household -- Government -- The Structure of Government -- Careers in Royal Administration -- Government in the Localities -- The Church -- Corruption -- Politics and Wars -- Politics Under Henry III -- Henry III -- The Early Years -- Foreigners -- Parliament -- The Church -- Politics in Crisis, 1258-1264 -- The Civil War and Montfort's Rule -- Armies of the Civil War -- Reconstruction and Reform, 1266-1294 -- The Settlement of England -- The New King -- Financial Reorganization -- Church and State -- Parliament and Legislation -- Politics and Patronage, 1289-1294 -- Wales -- Wales and the Marches -- Henry III and Wales -- Llywelyn ap Gruffudd -- The Edwardian Conquest -- The Organization of War -- Settlement and Rebellion -- English Armies -- The Aftermath -- Political Crises, 1294-1311 -- The Demands of War -- The Crisis of 1297 -- The Aftermath of Crisis -- Edward II and the Ordinances -- Parliament -- Times of Trouble, 1311-1330 -- The Death of Gaveston -- Lancaster and the Lincoln Parliament -- New Favourites -- The Civil War of 1321-1322 -- The Rule of the Despensers -- Deposition -- Isabella and Mortimer -- The Modus Tenendi Parliamentum -- Scotland -- England and Scotland in the Thirteenth Century.

"England of the Plantagenet kings was a turbulent place. In politics it saw Simon de Montfort's challenge to the crown in Henry III's reign and it witnessed the deposition of Edward II. By contrast, and as relief, it also experienced the highly successful rules of Edward I and his grandson, Edward III. Political institutions were transformed with the development of parliament, and war, the stimulus for some of that change, was never far away. Wales was conquered and the Scottish Wars of Independence started in Edward I's reign, while Crecy and Poitiers were English triumphs under Edward III." "Beyond politics, the structure of English society was developing, 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, culminating in the greatest demographic disaster of historical times, the Black Death." "Embracing politics and government, kingship, the structure of society, France, Scotland, and Wales, as well as areas such as the environment, the management of the land, crime and punishment, Michael Prestwich's survey casts the Plantagenet past in a new and revealing light."--BOOK JACKET.

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Michael Prestwich gained his D.Phil from Christ Church, Oxford and then held posts at Oxford and the University of St Andrews before moving to Durham University in 1979. He has been Professor of History since 1986 and from 1992 to 1999 he was Pro-Vice-Chancellor.

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