Medieval Intrigue: Decoding Royal Conspiracies

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A&C Black, Nov 18, 2010 - History - 375 pages
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Contents

a methodological introduction
1
a reconsideration of Edward IIs sodomitical reputation
45
3 The death of Edward II in Berkeley Castle
61
reactions to The death of Edward II
109
5 The plot of the earl of Kent 132830
153
6 Edward III his father and the Fieschi
175
7 Edward III and the moneylenders
235
8 Richard II and the succession to the Crown
259
9 The rules governing succession to the Crown 11991399
279
10 Regnal legitimacy and the concept of the royal pretender
305
11 Concluding remarks
343
Full titles of works cited in the notes
347
Index
359
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Ian Mortimer is the author of the bestselling The Time-Traveller's Guide to Medieval England. He holds BA, PhD and DLitt degrees from the University of Exeter and an MA in archive studies from UCL. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (by whom he was awarded the Alexander Prize in 2004), and has worked for the Historical Manuscripts Commission and the universities of Exeter and Reading. Among his other publications are a series of four interlinked historical biographies collectively covering English politics 1300-1415 and a revolutionary study of medicine in seventeenth-century England.

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