Making Martyrs: Political Martyrdom in Late Medieval England

Hardcover | May 15, 2008

byDanna Piroyansky

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This book explores the late medieval English cults which evolved around "political martyrs"--men who had been violently killed in political circumstances and were later venerated, though never canonized. By examining these cults using various types of sources the richness of political culture in the period is revealed, and insights offered into the ways in which belief, worship, social and civic identities, and political language and practice were continuously constructed and re-constructed in fourteenth and fifteenth century English society.

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This book explores the late medieval English cults which evolved around "political martyrs"--men who had been violently killed in political circumstances and were later venerated, though never canonized. By examining these cults using various types of sources the richness of political culture in the period is revealed, and insights off...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:May 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230516920

ISBN - 13:9780230516922

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Mapping Martyrdom * Thomas Earl of Lancaster: Christ's Knight * Archbishop Richard Scrope: Shepherd of the People * King Henry VI: Glory of Innocence * Kings, Barons, Bishops, Rebels: The "Failed" Cults * Conclusion