Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
John Gillingham, Ralph A. Griffiths
A entire and authoritative brief advisor, this Very brief advent to Medieval Britain covers the institution of the Anglo-Norman monarchy within the early center a long time, via to England's failure to dominate the British Isles and France within the later heart a while. Out of the turbulence got here more desirable senses of identification in Scotland, Wales, and eire. but this used to be an age, too, of becoming definition of Englishness and of a particular English cultural culture.
positioned by way of the rebels within the younger King Richard ar, 1290–1390 proved to be useless, even though he confirmed massive braveness in dealing with the rebels in London in the course of the summer time of 1381. Richard was once nonetheless merely 14, and the aristocratic rivalries within the ruling circle persevered, now not least one of the king’s uncles. This and the inability of additional army good fortune in France broken the recognition of the council that ruled England in Richard’s identify or even affected the king’s personal status within the eyes of.
Took two decades; and in 1324–6 elements of britain had serious floods which drowned hundreds of thousands of sheep in Kent. Famine and ailment unfold, and on Halesowen Manor (Worcs.) 15 in keeping with cent of men died in 1315–17. Agricultural dislocation was once frequent, grain costs soared (from five s. 7–1 d. to 26 s. eight d. in step with region in Halesowen in the course of 1315–16), and wool four exports collapsed. despite the fact that, it was once a short lived calamity and England steadily recovered throughout the 1320s; however the vulnerability of the negative W.
Edward III’s early campaigns have been. His reign used to be the climax of Britain al Lancastrian England. v dieeM Henry ready for warfare by way of conciliating surviving Ricardians and renewing international alliances. The of France, with an insane king and quarrelsome nobles, inspired his goals of conquest. via 1415 he felt in a position to call for complete sovereignty over territories past Edward III’s imaginative and prescient or even to restore Edward’s declare to the French Crown. Henry’s goals coincided together with his.
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Edward II (1284–1327) 92–3, ninety four; Curthose see Robert Curthose additionally forty nine, 50, 86, 91–2, 148 customs and excise fifty five, 56–8, 136 Edward III (1312–77) 95–6; additionally 30, eighty five, 85–9, ninety nine, 109, 123, 129, 136–7, 151 D Edward IV (1442–83) 127–9; additionally Dafydd ap Gruffydd (d. 1283) forty 118–19, one hundred thirty five Danegeld fifty four Edward V (1470– c.1483) 118, one hundred thirty David I, king of Scotland Edward of York, Prince of Wales (1084–1153) 20, forty five (1471–84) 129 David II, king of Scotland Edward the Black Prince (1324–71) eighty five, 87.