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Edward I and the governance of England, 1272-1307

Author: Caroline Burt
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Series: Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought, 4th ser., 85.
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"This important exploration of the reign of Edward I - one of England's most lionised, feared and successful monarchs - presents his kingship in a radical new light. Through detailed case studies of Shropshire, Warwickshire and Kent, Caroline Burt examines how Edward's governance at a national level was reflected in different localities. She employs novel methodology to measure levels of disorder and the effects of  Read more...
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Named Person: Edward, King of England; Edward, King of England
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Burt
ISBN: 9780521889995 0521889995
OCLC Number: 794177124
Description: xiii, 300 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I, Context: 1. Royal government ; 2. Political ideas ; 3. The localities: Shropshire, Warwickshire and Kent --
Part II, Chronology: 4. Edward: the apprenticeship, 1254-72 ; 5. 1272-7 ; 6. 1278-85 ; 7. 1286-93 ; 8. 1294-1301 ; 9. 1302-7 --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought, 4th ser., 85.
Responsibility: Caroline Burt.
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This study of Edward I's governance radically re-evaluates his motivations and achievements, presenting an entirely new interpretation of his reign.  Read more...

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