The Fifteenth Century, 1399–1485

The Sixth Volume In The Acclaimed Oxford History Of England , This Is An Authoritative Account Of A Violent And Turbulent Period Which Saw The Fall And Rise Of Four Royal Houses E F Jacob Examines The Impact Of The Hundred Years War And Inadequate Financial And Administrative Machinery On The Failure Of The Lancastrians, And Shows That The War Of The Roses Were Less A Unique Struggle Between Defined Parties Than A Typical Effort By A Noble House To Maintain And Improve Its Position By The Exercise Of Patronage And Influence In A Society That Was Rapidly Undergoing Change He Also Provides Detailed Portraits Of Key Figures Of The Age, And Chapters On Economic Growth, Anglo French Relations, The Church, And The Peaceful Arts.The Fifteenth Century, 1399–1485

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  • Hardcover
  • 775 pages
  • The Fifteenth Century, 1399–1485
  • E.F. Jacob
  • English
  • 12 December 2017
  • 9780198217145

10 thoughts on “The Fifteenth Century, 1399–1485

  1. says:

    Review This book is quite old now by historiography standards 1960s but it still offers a full account of particularly the early part of the 15th century, under Henry IV and Henry V Henry VI also gets relatively good coverage, but the book skimps on its coverage of Edward IV and Richard III There also isn t much of a focus on the roles of the queens Katherine of Valois, Margaret of Anjou, Elizabeth Woodville and Anne Nevil...

  2. says:

    A well researched book, dating back to 1961, on the history of England in the fifteenth century, though recent research would doubtless have led Jacob to modify some of his views There are chapters on the Church, economic history, the role of towns, and the arts, but much of the focus is on military and political history There is relatively little on social history, and, as with other books in the original Oxford History of England, next to nothing on family life and the role of women Today this approach seems old fashioned, but, in what it covers, the book is fairly comprehensive The assessment of Richard III seeks to give a degree of balance, but is still largely negative, reflecting a little too much too much the propaganda of the Tudors, who were themselves ruthless in their maintenance of power.It is, though, very much a book for those with an academic interest Presentation is fairly dry, and paragraphs are frequently exceedingly long, some extending to th...

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