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Linda S. Clark is a distinguished scholar of fifteenth-century England, best known for her important contribution to the study of the late medieval English parliament. She has served as general editor of The Fifteenth Century since 2003. This special volume in the series marks her four decades of work for the History of Parliament Trust. As is appropriate, its essays focus above all on Parliament and the personalities that served in its chambers, but they also illuminate a wider range of themes that have long concerned students of the later middle ages, including the lawlessness of the gentry and nobility, the acquisition and management of their estates, and their self-expression in pageantry and legend. Other social groups, ranging from the mercantile élite of the city of London and their Italian trading partners to England's common soldiers, also make an appearance. Several of the papers collected here have a geographical focus in London and East Anglia, but other regions are also represented. The collection thus pays tribute to the breadth of Dr Clark's contribution to the field, both in her own writing, and in her long-standing commitment to facilitate the publication of the original research of others.

Contributors: A.J. Pollard, Simon Payling, Charles Moreton, Colin Richmond, J.L. Bolton, James Ross, Carole Rawcliffe, Elizabeth Danbury, Matthew Davies, Hannes Kleineke, David Grummitt, Caroline M. Barron


The contributions are of a uniformly high standard. . Historians of parliament, towns, and the aristocracy in particular will find this a valuable contribution to the Fifteenth Century series. SOUTHERN HISTORY

There is a good deal to chew over in this volume. [...] It is superbly produced by Boydell Press. [...] A useful and informative collection of essays which continues to strengthen the reputation of The Fifteenth Century series. As such it is a welcome addition to the field of late medieval scholarship. THE RICARDIAN


First Published: 15 Sep 2011
13 Digit ISBN: 9781843836926
Pages: 265
Size: 23.4 x 15.6
Binding: Hardback
Imprint: Boydell Press
BIC Class: HBLC1

Details updated on 15 Apr 2016


  • 1  The People and Parliament in Fifteenth-Century England
  • 2  'A Beest envenymed thorough...covetize': an Imposter Pilgrim and the Disputed Descent of the Manor of Dodford, 1306-1481
  • 3  Henry Inglose: A Hard Man to Please
  • 4  London Merchants and the Borromei Bank in the 1430s: the Role of Local Credit Networks
  • 5  'Mischieviously Slewen': John, Lord Scrope, the Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, and the Murder of Henry Howard in 1446
  • 6  A Fifteenth-Century Medicus Politicus: John Somerset, Physician to Henry VI
  • 7  'Domine Salvum Fac Regem': The Origin of 'God Save the King' in the Reign of Henry VI
  • 8  'Monuments of Honour': Clerks, Histories and Heroes in the London Livery Companies
  • 9  The East Anglian Parliamentary Elections of 1461
  • 10  Changing Perceptions of the Soldier in Late Medieval England
  • 11  Thomas More, the London Charterhouse, and Richard III