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The McFarlane Legacy: Studies in Late Medieval Politics and Society Richard Britnell

The McFarlane Legacy: Studies in Late Medieval Politics and Society

Richard Britnell

Published July 15th 1995
ISBN : 9780312125905
Hardcover
218 pages
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The papers, originally delivered at the ninth colloquium of fifteenth-century historians, explore the major themes of political and constitutional history on which McFarlane wrote. Three contributions - G.L. Harriss, The Dimensions of Politics-MoreThe papers, originally delivered at the ninth colloquium of fifteenth-century historians, explore the major themes of political and constitutional history on which McFarlane wrote. Three contributions - G.L. Harriss, The Dimensions of Politics- Christine Carpenter, Political and Constitutional History: Before and After McFarlane- and A.J. Gross, K.B. McFarlane and the Determinists: the Fallibilities of the English Kings, c. 1399-c. 1520 - look at the wider interpretative framework and reassess McFarlanes influential perception of the character of fifteenth-century politics. Others take up and explore particular themes upon which his writings touched: Anthony Tuck discusses Henry IVs foreign policy- I.M.W. Harvey considers whether there was popular politics in fifteenth-century England- Simon Payling traces the development of marriage contracts- Simon Walker examines the reasons why some kings came to be celebrated as popular saints- and Linda Clark examines the role of magnates and their affinities in the parliaments of 1386-1421.