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Plantagenet England 1225-1360

Prestwich, M.


M. Prestwich


In this thorough and illuminating work, Michael Prestwich provides a comprehensive study of Plantagenet England, a dramatic and turbulent period which saw many changes. In politics it saw Simon de Montfort's challenge to the crown in Henry II's reign and it witnessed the deposition of Edward I. In contrast, it also saw the highly successful rules of Edward I and his grandson, Edward III. Political institutions were transformed with the development of parliament and war was a dominant theme: Wales was conquered and the Scottish Wars of Independence started in Edward I's reign, and under Edward III there were triumphs at Crecy and Poitiers. Outside of politics, English society was developing a structure, from the great magnates at the top to the peasantry at the bottom. Economic changes were also significant, from the expansionary period of the thirteenth century to years of difficulty in the fourteenth century, culminating in the greatest demographic disaster of historical times, the Black Death. In this volume in the New Oxford History of England Michael Prestwich brings this fascinating century to life.


Prestwich, M. (2005). Plantagenet England 1225-1360. Oxford University Press

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date 2005-07
Deposit Date Jul 11, 2006
Publisher Oxford University Press
Series Title New Oxford history of England.
Keywords Parliament, Scottish Wars of Independence, Black Death, Henry II, Edward I, Edward III, Simon de Montfort.
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