Fourteenth Century England IV (v. 4) by J.S. Hamilton

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The hot learn the following covers a few points of the politics and tradition of fourteenth-century England, together with spiritual tradition and associations as illustrated within the cult of Thomas of Lancaster, preaching to ladies within the later fourteenth century, and within the Church's reaction to a royal fundraising crusade. There are distinctive examinations of well-known and not more well known members - Bishop Thomas Hatfield, Agnes Maltravers, and Lord Thomas Despenser - including investigations of broader coverage matters, really the dispensation of justice within the reign of Richard II. ultimately, the intersection of environmental, political, and fiscal concerns is approached from very diverse views, the improvement of royal landscapes and of the past due medieval coal undefined. participants: JOHN T. MCQUILLEN, AMANDA RICHARDSON, A. ok. MCHARDY, CHRISTIAN D. LIDDY, J.S. BOTHWELL, BETH ALLISON BARR, DIANE MARTIN, HELEN LACEY, JOHN LELAND, MARTYN LAWRENCE, ULRIKE GRASSNICK, MARK ARVANIGIAN J.S. HAMILTON is Professor and Chair of background at Baylor college.

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Hedging and ditching are, after all, activities associated with the erecting of new park pales – and thus the enlargement of deer parks. But scholars of landscape have tended to focus on the reign of Edward III, partly because historians have sought to ascertain the effect of the Black Death on the ways in which landscapes were managed. This said, during that reign status and power were apparently perceived as resting as much in royal landscapes as in the king’s houses themselves. 36 The foregoing leads to the suggestion that a new focus on landscape arose at least as early as the first quarter of the fourteenth century, for several reasons.

21 Disclaimer: Some images in the printed version of this book are not available for inclusion in the eBook. To view the image on this page please refer to the printed version of this book. Plate 11. London, British Museum, 1984, 5–5, 2: Thomas of Lancaster pilgrim badge. Copyright the Trustees of the British Museum. sentations of Lancaster’s execution that we have seen, his gaze is cast out at the viewer here, creating a clearer devotional link between the supplicant and Thomas along the lines of Christ as the Man of Sorrows.

31 A further consideration is that labouring in the fourteenth century was not equated almost entirely with masculinity in the way that it is today. 32 Indeed it is noteworthy here that women made up well over half of a veritable army of 243 ditchers at Linlithgow in 1302, presumably employed in excavating Edward I’s earth and wood fortress at the royal residence there, itself 25 J. R. , Polychronicon Ranulphi Higden monachi Cestrensis, 9 vols, Rolls Series (London, 1865–86), VIII, p. 298. 26 Ibid.

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