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The Higher Aristocracy: Identity and Memory

R. R. Davies

in Lords and Lordship in the British Isles in the Late Middle Ages

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542918
eISBN:
9780191715648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542918.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The dimensions of the group to be considered are outlined. It was characterized by a rapid turnover of personnel and the concentration of more titles in fewer hands. Its pan-British character ... More


Heraldry and Portraiture

Robert Tittler

in Portraits, Painters, and Publics in Provincial England, 1540-1640

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199585601
eISBN:
9780191804526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199585601.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the place of heraldry in Tudor and early Stuart portraiture. It discusses the social context that made heraldic devices so important in the England of this era; the sort of ... More


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