The essays collected here celebrate mark the distinguished career of Professor W. Mark Ormrod, reflecting the vibrancy and range of his scholarship on the structures, personalities and culture of ruling late medieval England. Encompassing political, administrative, Church and social history, the volume focusses on three main themes: monarchy, state and political culture. Particular topics addressed include Edward III's reactions to the deaths of his kinfolk and close associates; political defamation in the fourteenth century; the function and jurisdiction of the Court of Chivalry; the working practices of the privy seal clerk, Thomas Hoccleve; and the political culture of regulation and code-breaking, via discussion of the household ordinances of Cecily, duchess of York.
GWILYM DODD is Associate Professor of History, University of Nottingham; CRAIG TAYLOR is a Reader in Medieval History at the University of York.
Contributors: Elizabeth Biggs, James Bothwell, Gwilym Dodd, Helen Killick, Helen Lacey, Joanna Laynesmith, Jonathan Mackman, Anthony Musson, Sarah Rees Jones, E.H. Watt.
Publisher: York Medieval Press
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 666 g
Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 15 mm