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Loyalty to the Monarchy in Late Medieval and Early Modern Britain, c.1400-1688

Editors: Ward, Matthew, Hefferan, Matthew (Eds.)

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  • Explores how loyalty to the British monarchs was cultivated, maintained and expressed in the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries
  • Approaches the concept of loyalty from different perspectives: from the legislature, from the government and from religion
  • Analyses the role that loyalty played in the many trials that the British monarchy faced in the late medieval and early modern period
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This book explores the place of loyalty in the relationship between the monarchy and their subjects in late medieval and early modern Britain. It focuses on a period in which political and religious upheaval tested the bonds of loyalty between ruler and ruled. The era also witnessed changes in how loyalty was developed and expressed. The first section focuses on royal propaganda and expressions of loyalty from the gentry and nobility under the Yorkist and early Tudor monarchs, as well as the fifteenth-century Scottish monarchy. The chapters illustrate late-medieval conceptions of loyalty, exploring how they manifested themselves and how they persisted and developed into early modernity. Loyalty to the later Tudors and early Stuarts is scrutinised in the second section, gauging the growing level of dissent in the build-up to the British Civil Wars of the seventeenth century. The final section dissects the role that the concept of loyalty played during and after the Civil Wars, looking at how divergent groups navigated this turbulent period and examining the ways in which loyalty could be used as a means of surviving the upheaval.

About the authors

Matthew Ward is a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, UK, and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He authored The Livery Collar in Late Medieval England and Wales: Politics, Identity and Affinity (2016), and is currently preparing his second monograph, The Culture of Loyalty in Fifteenth-Century England.

Matthew Hefferan is a Teaching Associate in Medieval and Early Modern History at the University of Nottingham, UK. His research focuses on the royal household knight in later medieval England. He is currently preparing a monograph on the household knights of King Edward III, to be published in 2021.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction: Loyalty to the Monarchy in Late Medieval and Early Modern Britain

    Pages 1-11

    Ward, Matthew (et al.)

  • Tiltyard Friendships and Bonds of Loyalty in the Reign of Edward IV, 1461–1483

    Pages 15-35

    Levitt, Emma

  • ‘I claim no right but would this land defend’: Loyalty to the Institution of Kingship in Blind Hary’s The Wallace

    Pages 37-59

    Watson, Callum

  • Political Dialogue, Exchange, and Propaganda: Or, How Yorkist and Early Tudor Governments Managed Public Opinion, c. 1461–1537

    Pages 61-84

    Corrêa, Wesley

  • ‘Towards God religious, towards us most faithful’: The Paulet Family, the Somerset Gentry and the Early Tudor Monarchy, 1485–1547

    Pages 85-106

    Lambe, Simon

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Loyalty to the Monarchy in Late Medieval and Early Modern Britain, c.1400-1688
Editors
  • Matthew Ward
  • Matthew Hefferan
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-37767-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-37767-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-37766-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 302
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