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Adam J. Kosto

in Hostages in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651702
eISBN:
9780191741999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651702.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter studies the early history of an entirely new form of hostageship in which the human pledge is not handed over immediately but simply promised. The chapter argues that what has been ... More


The King's Ransom

Adam J. Kosto

in Hostages in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651702
eISBN:
9780191741999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651702.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter builds on the superb documentation for some of the most well-known cases of hostageship in the Middle Ages, namely hostages granted for the ransom and release of captive kings: Baldwin ... More


Tales From the Long Twelfth Century: The Rise and Fall of the Angevin Empire

Richard Huscroft

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300187250
eISBN:
9780300187281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187250.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book tells the story of England's great medieval Angevin dynasty in an entirely new way. Departing from the usual king-centric narrative, each chapter centers on the experiences of a particular ... More


Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Jean Flori and Editions Payot

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1124–1204) still fascinates and intrigues historians today, who continue to try to penetrate the mystery surrounding her extraordinary life. Twice queen – of France as the wife ... More


The Prince’s Tale: William Atheling and the White Ship Disaster

Richard Huscroft

in Tales From the Long Twelfth Century: The Rise and Fall of the Angevin Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300187250
eISBN:
9780300187281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187250.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter narrates the tale of Prince William Atheling, which raises one of the biggest ‘What ifs?’ of European history: had he survived to succeed Henry I, there would have been no civil war ... More


Divided allegiance: 1189–99

Colin Veach

in Lordship in four realms: The Lacy family, 11661241

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719089374
eISBN:
9781781706916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089374.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter pieces together the early career of Hugh's son and heir, Walter de Lacy (†1241). Through an analysis of surviving royal and seigniorial charters, the testimony of contemporary English ... More


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