...a valuable addition to the 'New Oxford History of England' series ... Prestwich handles a wide range of topics skilfully and knowledgeably. This is a sober and judicious book which will have a wide appeal. ( Martin Heale, History Journal)
...[a] valuable volume ( Contemporary Review)
Impressive volume... a splendidly clear and useable account. ( John Hudson, BBC History Magazine)
...an admirable blend of clarity and objective empiricism ( Nicholas Vincent, Times Literary Supplement)
In this thorough and illuminating work, Michael Prestwich provides a comprehensive study of Plantagenet England, a dramatic and turbulent period which saw many changes. In politics it saw Simon de Montfort's challenge to the crown in Henry II's reign and it witnessed the deposition of Edward I. In contrast, it also saw the highly successful rules of Edward I and his grandson, Edward III. Political institutions were transformed with the development of parliament and war was a dominant theme: Wales was conquered and the Scottish Wars of Independence started in Edward I's reign, and under Edward III there were triumphs at Crécy and Poitiers. Outside of politics, English society was developing a structure, from the great magnates at the top to the peasantry at the bottom. Economic changes were also significant, from the expansionary period of the thirteenth century to years of difficulty in the fourteenth century, culminating in the greatest demographic disaster of historical times, the Black Death. In this volume in the New Oxford History of England Michael Prestwich brings this fascinating century to life.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0198228449
Descripción Oxford University Press, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110198228449
Descripción Oxford University Press, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. illustrated edition. 664 pages. 9.25x6.25x1.50 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk0198228449