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Henry VI and the politics of kingship, John Watts

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Henry VI and the politics of kingship
Title
Henry VI and the politics of kingship
Statement of responsibility
John Watts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Henry VI (1422-61) was one of the most spectacularly inadequate kings of England, and his reign dissolved into the conflict known as the Wars of the Roses. Yet he held on to his throne for thirty-nine years and, for almost thirty of them, without much difficulty. What was the nature of Henry's inadequacy, and why did it have such ambivalent and complicated results? Since the 1970s most histories of fifteenth-century England have focused on the individual interests and private connections of politicians as a means of making sense of politics. By contrast, this 1996 work argues that we can understand what happened in Henry VI's reign only if we look at common interests and public connections as well. Ultimately it is the problem of establishing royal authority which emerges as paramount, with the supposedly factious and 'overmighty' nobility appearing as doomed but devoted servants of the state
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watts, John Lovett
Dewey number
320.942/09/024
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA257
LC item number
.W38 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Henry
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Monarchy
  • Henry
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Kings and rulers
  • Monarchy
  • Politics and government
  • Great Britain
  • Politieke geschiedenis
  • Engeland
Label
Henry VI and the politics of kingship, John Watts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-385) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: ideas and politics in fifteenth-century history -- 2. The conceptual framework. The norms of kingship in the later middle ages. The ideological impact of the civil wars. The political ideas of the nobility -- 3. Government. National government. Local government -- 4. Features of Henry VI's polity. The problem of the king's personality. The minority and its legacy -- 5. The years of transition, 1435-1445. The changing forms of government. The formation of a royal regime. Authority and politics, 1439-1445. Conclusion -- 6. The rule of the court, 1445-1450. The workings of the 'personal rule'. Suffolk and the household. Suffolk's policy and the nobility, 1445-1448. The decline and fall of Suffolk's regime, 1448-1450. Conclusion -- 7. The search for authority, 1450-1461. York and the common voice, 1450-1452. Somerset and the restoration of government, 1450-1453. The demise of the king, 1453-1456. The rule of the lords in the 1450s. The anarchy, 1456-1459
Control code
47010782
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 399 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511001970
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47010782
Label
Henry VI and the politics of kingship, John Watts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-385) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: ideas and politics in fifteenth-century history -- 2. The conceptual framework. The norms of kingship in the later middle ages. The ideological impact of the civil wars. The political ideas of the nobility -- 3. Government. National government. Local government -- 4. Features of Henry VI's polity. The problem of the king's personality. The minority and its legacy -- 5. The years of transition, 1435-1445. The changing forms of government. The formation of a royal regime. Authority and politics, 1439-1445. Conclusion -- 6. The rule of the court, 1445-1450. The workings of the 'personal rule'. Suffolk and the household. Suffolk's policy and the nobility, 1445-1448. The decline and fall of Suffolk's regime, 1448-1450. Conclusion -- 7. The search for authority, 1450-1461. York and the common voice, 1450-1452. Somerset and the restoration of government, 1450-1453. The demise of the king, 1453-1456. The rule of the lords in the 1450s. The anarchy, 1456-1459
Control code
47010782
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 399 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511001970
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47010782

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