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The Politics of Magnate Power: England and Wales 1389-1413

Alastair Dunn


This book re-appraises the events surrounding the fall of King Richard II of England and the establishment of the Lancastrian regime. It does so by charting the shifting balance of power between the crown and the higher nobility from the king's recovery of personal power in 1389 following the difficulties of his minority, up until the death of his supplanter, Henry IV, in 1413. This book makes a detailed analysis of the financial records of both the crown and the nobility, and considers the financial and patronage implications of land forfeitures for treason. It concludes that Richard II exper ... More

Keywords: Richard II, Henry IV, nobility, forfeiture, land, treason

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199263103
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263103.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alastair Dunn, author
Research Associate in History, University of Durham