The Soldier in Later Medieval England

Hardcover | November 1, 2013

byAdrian R. Bell, Anne Curry, Andy King

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The Hundred Years War was a struggle for control over the French throne, fought as a series of conflicts between England, France, and their respective allies. The Soldier in Later Medieval England is the outcome of a project which collects the names of every soldier known to have served theEnglish Crown from 1369 to the loss of Gascony in 1453, the event which is traditionally accepted as the end-date of the Hundred Years War. The data gathered throughout the project has allowed the authors of this volume to compare different forms of war, such as the chevauchees of the latefourteenth century and the occupation of French territories in the fifteenth century, and thus to identify longer-term trends. It also highlights the significance of the change of dynasty in England in the early 1400s.The scope of the volume begins in 1369 because of the survival from that point of the "muster roll", a type of documentary record in which soldiers names are systematically recorded. The muster roll is a rich resource for the historian, as it allows closer study to be made of the peerage, theknights, the men-at-arms (the esquires), and especially the lower ranks of the army, such as the archers, who contributed the largest proportion of troops to English royal service. The Soldier in Later Medieval England seeks to investigate the different types of soldier, their regional and nationalorigins, and movement between ranks. This is a wide-ranging volume, which offers invaluable insights into a much-neglected subject, and presents many opportunities for future research.

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The Hundred Years War was a struggle for control over the French throne, fought as a series of conflicts between England, France, and their respective allies. The Soldier in Later Medieval England is the outcome of a project which collects the names of every soldier known to have served theEnglish Crown from 1369 to the loss of Gascony...

Adrian R. Bell is Chair in the History of Finance at the ICMA Centre, University of Reading. He completed his PhD at the University of Reading (2002) and is the author of The Soldier in Later Medieval England (2004). Anne Curry is Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Southampton. She was President of the Historical ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:November 1, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of TablesList of AbbreviationsPrefaceIntroduction1. The Peerage2. The Knights3. The Men-at-Arms4. The Archers5. Other kinds of soldiers6. Where did soldiers come from?ConclusionAppendixBibliography