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The Extent, Nature, and Limits of the Leofwinesons' Power

Stephen Baxter

in The Earls of Mercia: Lordship and Power in Late Anglo-Saxon England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230983
eISBN:
9780191710940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230983.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter maps the earldoms controlled by the Leofwinesons and the Godwinesons in the mid-11th century. It argues that late Anglo-Saxon earldoms were unstable: earldoms were not hereditary, and ... More


Piers Gaveston: Edward II's Adoptive Brother

Pierre Chaplais

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204497
eISBN:
9780191676314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204497.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This is a highly original reappraisal of the role of Piers Gaveston in English history and of his personal relationship with Edward II. It challenges the accepted view that Gaveston had a homosexual ... More


England’s Second King?

Pierre Chaplais

in Piers Gaveston: Edward II's Adoptive Brother

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204497
eISBN:
9780191676314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204497.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter describes the accession of Edward Carnarvon and the events that took place after the death of Edward I. Piers Gaveston's return from exile was the first action taken by the new king. It ... More


Conclusion: Adoptive Brothers or Lovers?

Pierre Chaplais

in Piers Gaveston: Edward II's Adoptive Brother

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204497
eISBN:
9780191676314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204497.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

No record evidence has been found that can be said to prove conclusively that, in the early days of his relationship with Piers Gaveston, Edward of Carnarvon contracted with him a compact of adoptive ... More


Oxford's Essex

in Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236788
eISBN:
9781846313592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236788.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter describes the Oxford estates. The lands that supported the Oxford earldom lay not in Oxfordshire, but in Essex, just east of London and its adjoining county of Middlesex. The principal ... More


Alienations

in Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236788
eISBN:
9781846313592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236788.003.0037
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter details the decline of Oxford's earldom. At their peak Oxford's estates in Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Warwickshire, and Buckinghamshire alone yielded a total of 857 ... More


“The whole time & minde are filled with law”—1620–1626

J. Sears McGee

in An Industrious Mind: The Worlds of Sir Simonds D'Ewes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804785464
eISBN:
9780804794282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785464.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

From 1620 until late in 1626, D’Ewes spent most of his time as a student of the common law at the Middle Temple, one of the four Inns of Court that provided legal education. His initially reluctant ... More


The Lands of the Earldom of Pembroke

J. R. S. Phillips

in Aymer de Valence: Earl of Pembroke 1307-1324. Baronial Politics in the Reign of Edward II

Published in print:
1972
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198223597
eISBN:
9780191861048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198223597.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the lands held by Aymer de Valence, indicating their location and their value. The lands forming Aymer's earldom bore little relation to those held by the Marshal Earls of ... More


A Second Career: Royal Counselor and Official: c.1121–1135

Robert B. Patterson

in The Earl, the Kings, and the Chronicler: Robert Earl of Gloucester and the Reigns of Henry I and Stephen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198797814
eISBN:
9780191839122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797814.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Historiography

A second career for Robert resulted from the death of his half-brother William Aetheling and was advanced by Robert’s association with the cause of his widowed half-sister, the Empress Matilda, as ... More


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