POLITICAL CULTURE IN LATER MEDIEVAL ENGLAND
Essays by Simon Walker

Edited by MIKE BRADDICK
Introduction by G L HARRIS
288pp 2006 OUT OF PRINT H438

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This is an essential collection of eleven essays on late medieval England by the highly respected historian, Simon Walker, looking at key themes such as kingship, lordship, warfare and sanctity. Specific studies of key figures and issues of the period include: the changing fortunes of the family of Sir Richard Abberbury; Yorkshire Justices of the Peace; the service of the medieval man-at-arms Janico Dartasso; Richard II’s views on kingship; political saints; the Yorkshire risings of 1405; and rumour, sedition and popular protest in the reign of Henry IV. The writing, which includes some previously unpublished material, is lucid, inspirational and has permanently enriched our understanding of the period. An introduction looks at Walker’s career and discusses the historiographical context of the essays.