Author: Raluca Radulescu,Alison Truelove
Publisher: Manchester University Press
View: 7987Essays in this collection examine the lifestyles and attitudes of the gentry in late-medieval England. Through surveys of the gentry's military background, administrative and political roles, social behavior, and education, the reader is provided with an overview of how the group's culture evolved and how it was disseminated.
Author: Peter Marshall,Geoffrey Scott (OSB.)
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
View: 1158This volume advances scholarly understanding of English Catholicism in the early modern period through a series of essays addressing aspects of the history of the Throckmorton family. Despite their persistent adherence to Catholicism over several centurie
Author: Chung-li Chang,Zhongli Zhang
Category: Income distribution
Author: S. M. Wright
Category: Derbyshire (England)
View: 3178Derbyshire in the later Middle Ages was a poor, thinly populated county, whose economic importance lay mainly in the lead industry of the Peak. With no major lay or ecclesiastical landowner in the county, politics and society were dominated by local gentry, ranging from knights whose wealth approached that of a minor peer to modest squires. They were the influential resident landowners who controlled local administration, engaged in the lead trade, and sough office under the Duchy of Lancaster, the main agent of Crown influence in the county. The gentry of fifteenth–century Derbyshire had made themselves the acknowledged rulers of the county and did not welcome intrusion from outside.Dr Wright's book brings this society to life. There are chapters on the sources of gentry income and how they spent it; how they organised their households and estates, provided for and negotiated the marriages of their children, and arranged their affairs after death; how they controlled local office, chose Members of Parliament, and dealt with the Crown, Duchy and magnates, notably Lord Hastings; and how they quarrelled amongst themselves and tried to regulate such conflict, both within and without the system of royal justice.