The Politics of Magnate Power: England and Wales 1389-1413 by Alastair DunnThe Politics of Magnate Power: England and Wales 1389-1413 by Alastair Dunn

The Politics of Magnate Power: England and Wales 1389-1413

byAlastair Dunn

Hardcover | June 15, 2003

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This book offers a dramatic revision to the historical understanding of the events surrounding the fall of Richard II and the establishment of the Lancastrian regime. Rather than halting at 1399, it charts the shifting balance of power between crown and nobility until the death of Henry IV in1413. The first major work ever to analyse the financial element of land forfeitures for treason, it concludes that Richard II experienced only limited success in profiting from the destruction of his enemies. This work is also the first for more than thirty years to chart the politicalresistance to Henry IV, and assess the reasons for his avoiding the fate of his predecessor. It draws the radically new conclusions that Henry IV recognized the practical limitations of his power as a usurper, and, in coming to a modus vivendi with his many enemies, traded actual security for adiminution in the Crown's authority to command the obedience of its subjects.
Alastair Dunn is a Research Associate in History, University of Durham.
Title:The Politics of Magnate Power: England and Wales 1389-1413Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:June 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199263108

ISBN - 13:9780199263103

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Table of Contents

AbbreviationsIntroduction1. The Legal Framework2. Crown and Higher Nobility in Late Fourteenth-Century England3. The English Magnates and the 'Tyranny' of Richard II 1397-13994. Revolution and Rebellion 1399-14005. Magnate Rebellion and the Lancastrian Crown 1403-14136. Inheritance, Service, and Reward: John Montagu, Thomas Despenser, and William Lescrope 1390-13997. The Administration of Confiscated Estates under Richard II's TyrannyConclusion: The Politics of Magnatial PowerAppendixesBibliography