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  • Agincourtby Juliet Barker

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 9.99

    Waged almost six centuries ago, the Battle of Agincourt still captivates. It is the classic underdog story, and generations have wondered how the English--outmanned by the French six to one--could have succeeded so bravely and brilliantly. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Juliet Barker paints a gripping narrative of the October 1415 clash between... more...

  • An Age of Transition?by Christopher Dyer

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 48.99

    Christopher Dyer examines the transition in the economy and society of England between 1250 and 1550. Using new sources of evidence, he demonstrates that important structural changes after 1350 built on the commercial growth of the thirteenth century. He shows that development of individual property, response to new consumption patterns, and use of... more...

  • The Historical Literature of the Jack Cade Rebellionby Alexander L. Kaufman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95

    Accounts of Jack Cade's 1450 Rebellion, each inherently different and highly subjective, form the dominant entry in the London chronicles of the Fifteenth Century. In the first study of the primary documents related to the Cade Rebellion, Alexander L. Kaufman demonstrates how the chroniclers produced multiple representations of the event, and how... more...

  • The Last Knightby Norman F. Cantor

    Free Press 2010; US$ 10.99

    There may not be a more fascinating a historical period than the late fourteenth century in Europe. The Hundred Years' War ravaged the continent, yet gallantry, chivalry, and literary brilliance flourished in the courts of England and elsewhere. It was a world in transition, soon to be replaced by the Renaissance and the Age of Exploration -- and John... more...

  • The Paston Family in the Fifteenth Century: Volume 2, Fastolf's Willby Colin Richmond

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 40.00

    Individual and compelling study of the famous Paston letters, by a highly original scholar. more...

  • The World of the Stonorsby Elizabeth Noble

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 90.00

    First full-length survey of the Stonors, an important gentry family during the middle ages, exploring the wide connections they fostered. more...

  • Magna Carta and the England of King Johnby Janet S. Loengard

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 99.00

    New interpretations of the effect of Magna Carta and other aspects of the reign of King John. more...

  • Katherine Swynfordby Jeannette Lucraft

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    Katherine Swynford -- sexual temptress or powerful woman at the centre of the medieval court? This book unravels the many myths and legacies of this fascinating woman, to show her in a whole new life. Katherine was sister-in-law to Geoffrey Chaucer and governess to the daughters of Blanche of Lancaster and John of Gaunt. She also became John of Gaunt's... more...

  • The Black Princeby David Green

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    One of the most charismatic and enigmatic personalities of the High Middle Ages, Edward the 'Black Prince' commanded an English division at the battle of Crecy at just 16 years old. But despite his battlefield exploits, romantic reputation, and popularity among the people, Edward has become notorious as a proponent of 'scorched earth' campaigns, or... more...

  • Richard III and the Death of Chivalryby David Hipshon

    The History Press 2011; US$ 29.15

    The conventional view of Richard III's defeat at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 is that it was due to a loss of support for him after his usurpation of the throne. However, David Hipshon argues that the result might very well have been in his favour, had not his support for James Harrington in a long-running family feud with Thomas, Lord Stanley... more...