History

This chapter presents translated and annotated sources on the theme of Richard II's minority reign during the period 1377 to 1381.

in The reign of Richard II
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The end of Edward III’s reign, 1376–77

This prologue presents translated and annotated sources on the topic of the end of Edward III's reign (1376–77).

in The reign of Richard II
From minority to tyranny 1377–97

The first twenty years (1377-97) of Richar II's reign was characterised by war and rebellion, show trials, scandalous royalty, horrible murders, attempts to solve the Irish question and the making of England's oldest alliance. This richly-documented period offers exceptional opportunities and challenges to students, and the editor has selected material from a wide range of sources: well-known English chronicles, foreign chronicles, and legal, administrative and financial records. This book describes the complex domestic and international situation which confronted the young king, and offers guidance on the strengths and weaknesses of the reign's leading chronicles. Students of Richard II's reign are blessed with numerous written sources. This reign saw the last great flowering of medieval chronicle-writing.

This chapter presents translated and annotated sources on the theme of the rule and fall of the Appellants during the reign of Richard II , 1388–89.

in The reign of Richard II

This chapter presents translated and annotated sources on the theme of Richard II's struggle for power during the period 1382–87.

in The reign of Richard II

This chapter contains the text of The History of the Most Serene Roger, first King of Sicily written by Abbot Alexander of Telese, translated and annotated by Graham A. Loud.

in Roger II and the creation of the Kingdom of Sicily

This chapter contains the text of The Assizes (or Constitutions) of King Roger, translated and annotated by Graham A. Loud.

in Roger II and the creation of the Kingdom of Sicily

This chapter contains the text of The Book of Roger written by Abû ‘Abdallâh al-Idrîsî, translated and annotated by Graham A. Loud.

in Roger II and the creation of the Kingdom of Sicily

This chapter presents two texts describing the spectular extravagance of The Feast of the Pheasant at Lille in 1454 and the marriage feast of Charles the Bold and Margaret of York in 1468.

in Court and civic society in the Burgundian Low Countries c.1420–1530

This chapter contains the text of The Catalogue of the Barons, translated and annotated by Graham A. Loud.

in Roger II and the creation of the Kingdom of Sicily