Prophecy and Public Affairs in Later Medieval England

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    Prophecy and Public Affairs in Later Medieval England

    Lesley A Coote

    York Medieval 2000

    Hardback 312pp

    9781903153031   Product Code: 29304

    Lesley Coote examines the nature of political prophecy in medieval England, its audience and its reception, from its emergence in the 12th century to the end of the Middle Ages. Working from original manuscripts, she reveals prophecy to have been a major language for the discussion of public affairs, enshrining ideas of 'Englishness' and a 'national' community, and introducing a great crusading hero-ruler, a second Arthur, who would lead his people into the Last Days. No jacket.

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