England in the Reign of Edward III (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks)

By: Waugh, Scott L.

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Top edge of jacket lightly bumped. Pencil underlining. 1991 Hard Cover. xi, 303 pp. The reign of Edward III is usually remembered for his stirring victories over the French and Scots. Yet these triumphs occurred against a domestic backdrop of economic upheaval, crime, high taxation and the Black Death. Edward's ability to pursue his ambitions amid such challenges shows the effectiveness of his leadership and the resilience of English institutions. This book examines the strains on English life in this remarkable era, and shows how an interlocking network of hierarchies at each level enabled Edward to reach into local communities to get what he needed. Compliance, however, required hard bargaining as subjects chafed under incessant taxes and royal demands and, during Edward's reign, parliament became the primary arena for negotiations between the king and the community. Professor Waugh's incisive account of these tumultuous events also contains an extensive guide to further reading, in addition to a glossary of the more abstruse medieval terms.

Title: England in the Reign of Edward III (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks)

Author: Waugh, Scott L.

Categories: Medieval, British, Political,

Publisher: Cambridge at the University Press: 1991

ISBN Number: 0521325102

ISBN Number 13: 9780521325103

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2289120

Keywords: BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL EDWARD III ENGLAND GREAT BRITAIN EUROPE EUROPEAN HISTORY MEDIEVAL MIDDLE AGES,