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Ruling the Marches: County Communities in Frontier Societies

Steven G. Ellis

in Defending English Ground: War and Peace in Meath and Northumberland, 1460–1542

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199696291
eISBN:
9780191799945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696291.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Military History

Frontier shires commonly had turbulent marcher societies, organized chiefly for war, with weak central authority and, at best, precarious peace. Power rested on a lord’s manraed, and local government ... More


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