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Gillingham, John

Overview
Works: 54 works in 202 publications in 3 languages and 7,767 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Maps  Conference proceedings  Juvenile works  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DA207, B
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Most widely held works by John Gillingham
1215 : the year of Magna Carta by Danny Danziger( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of everyday life in thirteenth-century Britain chronicles the people and events leading up to the signing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede in June 1215
Richard the Lionheart by John Gillingham( Book )
16 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'auteur tente de rejeter la légende qui entoure ce personnage pour en dresser une biographie qui se rapproche davantage de la réalité. [SDM]
The Wars of the Roses : peace and conflict in fifteenth-century England by John Gillingham( Book )
26 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The War of the Roses have traditionally been seen as the last dying convulsion of the Middle Ages, a marker between the medieval and the modern, and above all as a period of violence, horror and civil disorder. John Gillingham's new book shows that this is a spurious view of the period. His authoritative analysis of fifteenth-century warfare proves that the actual battles of the wars invovled far fewer men than has been assumed, and that, apart from the Northumbria and the Scottish border, England was a society organized for peace. The arts of peace flourished in the fifteenth century, which saw the beginning of printing in England, the rise of literacy and growing interest in vernacular architecture. The wars which sporadically interrupted that peace were fought in a manner calculated to bring them to a swift conclusion. The author shatters the Shakespearian myth of perpetual bloody conflict and shows that the wars had remarkably little effect on the social and religious life of the country or on the structure of politics. -- from dust cover
Richard I by John Gillingham( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Unique among the kings of England, Richard I played a leading role in the great events of world history - in his case the struggle for control of the Middle East by two great religions, Islam and Christianity. No other monarch took on a challenge remotely comparable with that of the Third Crusade: taking a fleet and army to the eastern end of the Mediterranean and facing down an adversary as formidable as the great Saladin." "Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century historians such as Hume, Gibbon and Stubbs criticized Richard for his neglect of domestic government and policy, and cast him as a careless ruler and bad husband." "Harnessing the latest sources and interpretations, John Gillingham provides a new assessment of Richard I, looking at what matters in history as well as what matters in legend."--Jacket
The life and times of Richard I by John Gillingham( Book )
11 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2001 by Battle conference on Anglo-Norman studies( )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anglo-Norman studies XXV proceedings of the Battle Conference, 2002 by John Gillingham( )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Battle Conference celebrated its quarter-centenary in 2002 in Glasgow, and this volume, while ranging from Norman Sicily to Scandinavia, has a particular focus on Scottish themes. There are six papers on aspects of Scottish history from the eleventh to the early thirteenth century: on kings and their followers, on the building of burghs, and on the border abbey churches
The Angevin empire by John Gillingham( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: At its greatest extent, the Angevin Empire stretched from the Scottish border to the Pyrenees. For fifty years it was the dominant political entity and 'English' and 'French' history were inextricably woven together. This study looks at how these disparate territories came together, how they were ruled, and whether they truly constituted an empire. The new edition of this groundbreaking work has been thoroughly revised and carries two new chapters
Richard Coeur de Lion : kingship, chivalry, and war in the twelfth century by John Gillingham( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cromwell : portrait of a soldier by John Gillingham( Book )
5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historical atlas of Britain by Malcolm E Falkus( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Middle Ages by John Gillingham( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The autobiography of Gerald of Wales by Giraldus( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The autobiography of Gerald of Wales, translated from the Latin, offers a compelling picture of medieval life"--Provided by publisher
Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2004 by 2004, Battle) Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies (27( )
9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Teamsters Union on the West Coast by John Gillingham( Book )
3 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2003 by Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medieval kingdoms : Alfred the Great-Henry VII by John Gillingham( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anglo-Norman studies XXIII : proceedings of the Battle Conference, 2000 by Battle conference on Anglo-Norman studies( Book )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1215 - the year of Magna Carta by Danny Danziger( Recording )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surveying a broad landscape through a narrow lens, 1215 sweeps readers back eight centuries in an absorbing portrait of life during a time of global upheaval, the ripples of which can still be felt today. At the center of this fascinating period is the document that has become the root of modern freedom: the Magna Carta. Never before had royal authority been challenged so fundamentally. The Great Charter would become the foundation of the U.S. government and legal system, and nearly eight hundred years later, two of Magna Carta's sixty-three clauses are still a ringing expression of freedom for mankind. But it was also a time of political revolution and domestic change that saw the Crusades, Richard the Lionheart, King John, and - in legend - Robin Hood all make their marks on history. The events leading up to King John's setting his seal to the famous document at Runnymede in June 1215 form this rich and riveting narrative that vividly describes everyday life from castle to countryside, from school to church, and from hunting in the forest to trial by ordeal. For instance, women wore no underwear (though men did), the average temperatures were actually higher than they are now, the austere kitchen at Westminster Abbey allowed each monk two pounds of meat and a gallon of ale per day, and it was possible to travel from Windsor to the Hampshire coast without once leaving the forest. Broad in scope and rich in detail, [this book] illuminates what may have been the most important year of our history. -Dust jacket
Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2002 by 2002, Glasgow> Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies. <25( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bennett Gillingham, John 1940-
Gillingham, J. B.
Gillingham, J. B. 1940-
Gillingham, J. B. (John Bennett)
Gillingham, John Bennett.
Gillingham, John Bennett 1940-
ギリンガム, ジョン
Languages
English (142)
Spanish (1)
French (1)
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