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  • Bodies and Disciplinesby Barbara A. Hanawalt; David Wallace

    University of Minnesota Press 1996; US$ 72.00

    Centered on practices of the body?human bodies, the ?body politic??Bodies and Disciplines considers a fascinating and largely uncanonical group of texts, as well as public dramas, rituals, and spectacles, from multidisciplinary perspectives. The result is a volume that incorporates insights from history, literature, medieval studies, and critical theory,... more...

  • Plantagenet England 1225-1360by Michael Prestwich

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 37.99

    The dramatic period 1225-1360 in Britain witnessed Simon de Montfort's challenge to the crown, Edward II's deposition and death, great English victories in France, and the disaster of the Black Death. It also saw the development of the state, with the emergence of parliament a key element. Michael Prestwich provides a comprehensive study of... more...

  • A Second Domesday?by Sandra Raban

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 98.99

    This is the first comprehensive study of the 1279-80 hundred rolls, one of the most important sources for later thirteenth century England. Raban puts the rolls in their historical context, looks at the way in which the inquiry was conducted and questions whether or not it was conceived as a second Domesday. Based on the latest knowledge of the returns,... more...

  • Henry IIby John D. Hosler

    BRILL 2007; US$ 138.00

    There are no book-length studies in any language on the military career of King Henry II of England (1154-1189). Historians have generally regarded his warfare as cautious and limited, and the king himself, while noted for his considerable political and legal accomplishments, is not considered one of the great commanders of the Middle Ages. This book... more...

  • A Dictionary of British Historyby John Cannon

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 17.99

    When was the first motorway opened? What did the Levellers believe in? What was the book of sports? Where did the Rebecca riots take place? What prompted the Cat and Mouse Act? How long did the Hundred Years War last? When was the treaty of Worms for?Drawing on from the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to British History, published in 1997, The Dictionary... more...

  • Records, Administration and Aristocratic Society in the Anglo-Norman Realmby Nicholas Vincent

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 99.00

    The official records of England are the focus of this volume - their origin, their use, and what they reveal. more...

  • The Last Knightby Norman F. Cantor

    Free Press 2010; Not Available

    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...

  • Eleanor the Secret Queenby John Ashdown-Hill

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    When Edward IV died in 1483, the Yorkist succession was called into question by doubts about the legitimacy of his son, Edward (one of the 'Princes in the Tower'). The crown therefore passed to Edward's undoubtedly legitimate younger brother, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. But Richard, too, found himself entangled in the web of uncertainly, since those... more...

  • Edward IIIby W M Ormrod

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    The fifty-year reign of one of England's most charismatic leaders is assessed in this lucid and incisive work. W.M. Ormrod traces Edward's life from his birth, when the very future of the monarchy in England was under threat, to his death when he was regarded throughout Europe as the very model of an ideal monarch. more...

  • King Johnby Ralph V. Turner

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    King John long ago acquired the epithet 'Bad', and he is reputed to be the worst of England's kings. Before his death in 1216, his desperate exploitation of his subjects for ever more money had turned him into the mythical monster of Hollywood legend. In marked contrast to his brother Richard, John appeared incompetent in battle, failing to defend... more...