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Author Burt, Caroline, 1976- author

Title Edward I and the governance of England, 1272-1307 / Caroline Burt


 McDonald 3rd Floor  DA229 .B87 2013    AVAILABLE
Call # DA229 .B87 2013
Descript xiii, 300 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-290) and index
"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 government action, and uncovers a remarkably sophisticated approach to governance. This study combines an empirical examination of government with an understanding of developing political ideas and ideological motivation and contributes towards a greater understanding of the development of local government and politics in England in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Edward emerges as a king with a coherent set of ideas about the governance of his realm, both intellectually and practically, whose achievements were even more remarkable than has previously been recognised"-- Provided by publisher
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
Subject Edward I, King of England, 1239-1307
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1272-1307
Great Britain -- History -- Edward I, 1272-1307
Series Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought. Fourth series ; [85]
Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought ; 4th ser., 85