Sir John Tiptoft: 'The Butcher of England'

Sir John Tiptoft: 'The Butcher of England'

The Earl of Worcester 1427–1470

Hardback400pp Illustrated241x162mm

9781783463824     Product Code: 515831


A scholarly, well-travelled man, Sir John Tiptoft held several high offices of state under Henry VI and Edward IV, including Treasurer, Constable of England, and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; but it was the scale and brutality of the executions he ordered that came to define him. This reappraisal argues that the denigration of his character reflected English antipathy towards his cosmopolitan mindset, and his refashioning of the royal court according to continental models.

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