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In this thorough and illuminating work, Michael Prestwich provides a comprehensive study of Plantagenet England, a dramatic and turbulent period which saw many changes. In politics it saw Simon de Montfort's challenge to the crown in Henry II's reign and it witnessed the deposition of Edward I. In contrast, it also saw the highly successful rules of Edward I and his grandsIn this thorough and illuminating work, Michael Prestwich provides a comprehensive study of Plantagenet England, a dramatic and turbulent period which saw many changes. In politics it saw Simon de Montfort's challenge to the crown in Henry II's reign and it witnessed the deposition of Edward I. In contrast, it also saw the highly successful rules of Edward I and his grandson, Edward III. Political institutions were transformed with the development of parliament and war was a dominant theme: Wales was conquered and the Scottish Wars of Independence started in Edward I's reign, and under Edward III there were triumphs at Crecy and Poitiers. Outside of politics, English society was developing a structure, from the great magnates at the top to the peasantry at the bottom. Economic changes were also significant, from the expansionary period of the thirteenth century to years of difficulty in the fourteenth century, culminating in the greatest demographic disaster of historical times, the Black Death. In this volume in the New Oxford History of England Michael Prestwich brings this fascinating century to life."...

Title : Plantagenet England 1225-1360
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ISBN : 9780198228448
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 638 Pages
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  • Jena
    2019-03-08 20:25

    El motivo para leer La Inglaterra de los Plantagenet, fue la trazar una línea de tiempo y ordenar las obras de Shakespeare relativas a los reyes ingleses que se distinguieron por sus buenas o malas acciones, muchas de las cuales fueron modificadas por por el propio dramaturgo con motivo de hacerlas más interesantes.La obra comienza con el reinado de Henry III, las costumbres, los símbolos, las ceremonias reales, el gobierno, la Iglesia y la corrupción que en esos tiempos también existía.Luego de Henry siguen los Eduardos I, II y III, y cada uno de los reinado señala algún acontecimiento que los distinguió como en el caso de Henry III, el asesinato de Simón de Montfort, su cuñado, del que no se sabe si él lo ordenó,pero el historiador dice fue por causas personales y financieras.El reinado de Edward I, se distinguió por la guerra contra los escoceses y por el levantamiento del famoso William Wallace en 1297. En 1305 llegan a un acuerdo y se instala Robert the Bruce en el trono de Escocia.En 1308 muere Edward I y asciende el II. Este Edward inicia la guerra con Francia por las posesiones en Normandía. Por su pésimo desempeño es depuesto y lo sucede su hijo Edward III, Este rey pelea en dos frentes: Escocia y Francia. A Francia le gana en la batalla de Crécy y su hijo el conocido Black Prince, su campeón, gana la de Poitiers. Ahora Inglaterra tiene más posesiones en el Continente: Normandía y lo que fuera Aquitania. Un libro interesante.

  • Lori
    2019-03-08 21:38

    I am trying to read about the entire history of Britain up to at least 1800. I am mostly using thePenguin History of Britain series. The Penguin series focus (Britain not England, more about daily life, economy, and culture) is more my style, so I like it better. This is the first of theNew Oxford History of England I have read.This book (maybe the entire New Oxford History of England series) focuses on politics and high society. Scotland, Wales, and France are discussed in separate chapters. Because almost 150 years is covered there are a lot of names, but not more than necessary.One problem I had is that the author does not really explain why the barons rebelled against Henry III or even Edward II. However, if you need to know what happened in England at this time, this is a good place to start.