The English Aristocracy at War: From the Welsh Wars of Edward I to the Battle of Bannockburn by David SimpkinThe English Aristocracy at War: From the Welsh Wars of Edward I to the Battle of Bannockburn by David Simpkin

The English Aristocracy at War: From the Welsh Wars of Edward I to the Battle of Bannockburn

byDavid Simpkin

Hardcover | June 19, 2008

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In 1277, the recently-crowned king of England, Edward I, invaded Wales with a small army. Most of his countrymen had not been on active service outside of the realm for twenty years and more, if at all; yet, over the course of the following four decades, up to the battle of Bannockburn in 1314, they would be called upon to fight in four different theatres of war: in Wales, Gascony, Flanders and Scotland. Although the names of many of the men who fought in these wars will never be known, particularly those of the thousands of peasants who served in the infantry, the names of a large proportion of the cavalrymen can still be located in the records of chancery and exchequer. This book utilises these sources - the pay rolls, horse inventories, wardrobe books and others - to examine the military careers and activities of the said soldiers, drawn from the elite families of medieval England. It does so by focussing on five main themes: mobilisation; military command; service patterns among the gentry; retinues and their composition; and 'feudal' service and the pre-contract army.
Title:The English Aristocracy at War: From the Welsh Wars of Edward I to the Battle of BannockburnFormat:HardcoverDimensions:246 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.63 inPublished:June 19, 2008Publisher:Boydell & Brewer LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1843833883

ISBN - 13:9781843833888

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