King and Country: England and Wales in the Fifteenth Century

By: Griffiths, Ralph A.

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First edition. Pages very faintly toned. 1991 Hard Cover. 408 pp. The relationship between the king of England and his subjects int he middle ages was complex, the product of centuries of development and adaptation, including the extension of royal rule within the British Isles and in France. The fifteenth century is an unusually fascinating phase in this story, not least because of the unprecedented frequency with which kings were replaced and dynasties changed, and because of the Wars of the Roses which affected both realm and dominions. The engine of royal authority was the king and his entourage, but in other respects king and subject--whether noble, gentle or lowly--were interdependent: in government and administration, patronage and service, stability and peace. ...Here, Professor Griffiths brings both England and Wales into common focus. He discusses the position of the king, the court and the princes of the blood; the attitudes and rivalries of magnates (notably, the Percies, Nevilles and the duke of York); the careers of gentlemen and bureaucrats in England and Wales; and how the Wars of the Roses affected English and Welsh government and society.

Title: King and Country: England and Wales in the Fifteenth Century

Author: Griffiths, Ralph A.

Categories: Modern First Editions, Medieval, European,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: The Hambledon Press: 1991

ISBN Number: 1852850183

ISBN Number 13: 9781852850180

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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