Plantagenet England, 1225-1360

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Oxford University Press, 2005 - History - 638 pages
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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 Cr�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.
  

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Contents

THE CROWN AND KINGSHIP
27
GOVERNMENT
55
POLITICS UNDER HENRY III
81
RECONSTRUCTION AND REFORM 12661294
121
WALES
141
POLITICAL CRISES 129413 I I
165
TIMES OF TROUBLE 13 I 11330
188
SCOTLAND
227
THE KNIGHTS AND THE GENTRY
389
LANDOWNERSHIP AND THE LAW
414
THE MANAGEMENT OF LAND
427
THE PEASANTRY
444
TRADE AND MERCHANTS
491
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT 57
507
POPULATION AND THE BLACK DEATH
529
CONCLUSION
554

ENGLAND UNDER EDWARD III
266
ENGLAND AND FRANCE
292
THE ARMIES OF EDWARD Ills FRENCH WAR
328
THE GREAT LORDS
353
Chronology
577
Bibliography
587
Index
609
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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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