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Crown and Nobility: England 1272-1461, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-631-21466-3
376 pages
December 1999, Wiley-Blackwell
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Crown and Nobility traces the development of the relationship between kings and nobles in late medieval England. It shows how the differing abilities and personalities of the late medieval English kings powerfully affected their relationship with the nobility.
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Table of Contents

List of Maps.

Preface to the Second Edition.

Preface to the First Edition.

A Note on Translations.

A Note on Money.


1. The Reign of Edward I, 1272-1307.

2. Edward II and Thomas of Lancaster, 1307-22.

3. The Abasement and Revival of the Monarchy, 1322-37.

4. The War with France, 1337-64.

5. Military Stalemate and Political Conflict, 1364-89.

6. Richard II and Henry of Lancaster, 1389-1413.

7. Henry V and the Dual Monarchy, 1413-35.

8. Lancaster and York, 1435-61.

Epilogue: New Perspectives, 1985-1999.



Genealogical Tables.


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Author Information

Anthony Tuck is Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at the University of Bristol. He was previously Master of Collingworth College at the University of Durham and Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at Lancaster University. His other books include Richard II and the English Nobility (1973) and Wars and Border Societies in the Middle Ages (edited with Anthony Goodman, 1992). He also edited and wrote an introduction to the collection of James Sherborne's articles entitled War, Politics and Culture in Fourteenth-Century England (1994).
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The Wiley Advantage

* Updated edition of a popular text, covering the complex period of 'The Wars of the Roses'.
* Reveals how the personalities of individual rulers affected the political development of late medieval England.
* Includes revisions to text and bibliography and a new epilogue discussing recent historiographical developments.
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