Falling from Grace

    Falling from Grace

    Reversal of Fortune and the English Nobility 1075-1455

    JS Bothwell

    Manchester University Press 2008

    Hardback 286pp Illustrated

    9780719075216   Product Code: 20691

    This original study examines the increasing brutality of politics in later medieval England and highlights the reasons behind it, including the changing nature of the royal right of forfeiture, the ground-breaking legislation of Edward I, and the continued evolution of both feudalism and the medieval polity. Bothwell first looks at how noble dynasties 'fell', then describes the appalling consequences, from exile to execution, and argues that the quest for survival increasingly involved the efforts of wives, mothers and daughters.

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