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Identity and Morality: Power and Politics During the Wars of the Roses

Colin Richmond

in Power and Identity in the Middle Ages: Essays in Memory of Rees Davies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199285464
eISBN:
9780191700330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285464.003.0017
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter explores notions of individual identity and morality during the Wars of the Roses. In the last forty years, historians have tended to minimize the damage wrought by the Wars of the ... More


Polities at War

Steven Gunn, David Grummitt, and Hans Cools

in War, State, and Society in England and the Netherlands 1477-1559

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199207503
eISBN:
9780191708848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207503.003.001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter introduces the debate on war and state formation in early modern Europe, and describes the societies and governments of Tudor England and the Habsburg Netherlands. It analyses the ... More


Allusion, Translation, and Mistranslation

Daniel Wakelin

in Humanism, Reading, and English Literature 1430-1530

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199215881
eISBN:
9780191706899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215881.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter notes the tendency to make superficial classical allusions in political writing in the 15th century and in Chaucerian writing such as Legendys of Hooly Wummen by Osbern Bokenham. It ... More


The Hospital and the English Crown, 1460–1509

GREGORY O’MALLEY

in The Knights Hospitaller of the English Langue 1460-1565

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253791
eISBN:
9780191719820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253791.003.05
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines relations between the order and the English crown. The historical foundations of the relationship are explored, and it is suggested that while the order performed useful ... More


The Urban Sector and the Beginning of the Wars of the Roses, 1450–61

Eliza Hartrich

in Politics and the Urban Sector in Fifteenth-Century England, 1413-1471

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844426
eISBN:
9780191879975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844426.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Typically, periods of political crisis in medieval England—such as the Barons’ War of the 1250s and 1260s or the troubles of Edward II’s reign—brought towns and their residents to the forefront of ... More


War Abroad and Turmoil at Home 1415–1461

Glanmor Williams

in Renewal and Reformation: Wales c.1415-1642

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192852779
eISBN:
9780191670558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852779.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Henry V was concerned with bringing peace to Wales not just to forestall any attempts by the Lollards but also to wage his war in France. Welsh freemen had always looked upon war as the most ... More


Profile of a Landed Elite

Lawrence Stone and Jeanne C. Fawtier Stone

in An Open Elite?: England 1540-1880

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206071
eISBN:
9780191676963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206071.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Based on materials supplied in the previous chapters, it is now possible to stand back and draw a profile of the landed elite in three countries over a 340-year span. The composition and structure of ... More


Restricting Private Warfare

Matthew Lockwood

in The Conquest of Death: Violence and the Birth of the Modern English State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300217063
eISBN:
9780300227864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217063.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

One aspect of an effective monopoly of violence is the elimination of private warfare and the power of individuals to raise armies against the state or their neighbors. Chapter 1 outlines the process ... More


Queen Margaret’s haunting revenge: the Gothic legacy of Shakespeare’s Wars of the Roses

Elisabeth Bronfen

in Gothic Renaissance: A reassessment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088636
eISBN:
9781781706893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088636.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Elisabeth Bronfen introduces the issue of gender into her discussion of the political and aesthetic deployment of spectral apparitions. Focusing on Queen Margaret’s uncanniness as ‘woman and ruler’, ... More


Introduction

Eliza Hartrich

in Politics and the Urban Sector in Fifteenth-Century England, 1413-1471

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844426
eISBN:
9780191879975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844426.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This introduction suggests that political practices, discourses, and events in fifteenth-century England were shaped by the experiences of those who governed, lived in, and travelled through towns. ... More


‘Great ruin and extreme decay’ c.1450–c.1540

D. M. Palliser

in Medieval York: 600-1540

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199255849
eISBN:
9780191746871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255849.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The city's ‘golden age’ ended because of the combined effects of warfare, political strife, and economic competition. They included York's vulnerable position during the civil wars (Wars of the ... More


Kings and Peoples

Steven Gunn

in The English People at War in the Age of Henry VIII

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198802860
eISBN:
9780191841323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802860.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter argues that engagement in war vitally shaped his subjects’ relationship with the king and their sense of national identity. War affected attitudes to the king’s authority and those who ... More


Politics and the Urban Sector in Fifteenth-Century England, 1413-1471

Eliza Hartrich

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844426
eISBN:
9780191879975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844426.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Since the work of K.B. McFarlane in the mid-twentieth century, political histories of late medieval England have focused almost exclusively on the relationship between the Crown and aristocratic ... More


The Signet Self: George Ashby’s Autograph Writing

Sebastian Sobecki

in Last Words: The Public Self and the Social Author in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198790778
eISBN:
9780191886072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790778.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 5 identifies the autograph hand of the signet clerk and poet George Ashby across twelve documents, five of which bear his scribal signature. I also demonstrate that the Cambridge manuscript ... More


Caitiffs and villains of simple birth

Steven Gunn

in Henry VII’s New Men and the Making of Tudor England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199659838
eISBN:
9780191748202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659838.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The central role played in Henry VII’s government by low-born lawyers, financial officials, and household men was recognized by contemporaries and has been stressed by historians. Yet, with a few ... More


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