First published in 1950 in its 7th edition, this volume became a standard work. Covering 213 years, it begins with Edward I and proceeds through events including the Black Death and the Hundred Years War to Edward IV. In doing so, the author balanced political, constitutional, social and economic aspects of England’s national evolution.
1. Chapter I. The Legal Reorganisation of Edward I. (1272-1307). 2. Chapter II. The Conquest of Wales (1275-1294). 3. Chapter III. Foreign and Domestic Affairs (1275-1290). 4. Chapter IV. The Scottish Succession and Complications with France (1286-1304). 5. Chapter V. Internal Complications (1279-1306). 6. Chapter VI. The Scottish Rebellion and the Lords Ordainers (1306-1313). 7. Chapter VII. The Decline and Fall of Edward II. (1313-1327). 8. Chapter VIII. The Rule of Mortimer and the Scottish War (1327-1340). 9. Chapter IX. The Quarrel with France (1328-1343). 10. Chapter X. Crecy, Calais, and the Black Death (1343-1349). 11. Chapter XI. Poictiers and Bretigny (1350-1360). 12. Chapter XII. The War after Bretigny (1360-1377). 13. Chapter XIII. Political and Religious Problems (1333-1377). 14. Chapter XIV. Political Rivalries and the Great Revolt (1377-1381). 15. Chapter XV. The Crown and the Lords Appellant (1381-1389). 16. Chapter XVI. The Despotism of Richard II. (1389-1399). 17. Chapter XVII. "The Unquiet Time of Henry IV." (1399-1405). 18. Chapter XVIII. The Triumph of Henry IV and the Struggle of Parties (1405-1413). 19. Chapter XIX. Henry V and the French War (1413-1421). 20. Chapter XX. The Failure of Henry V (1417-1422). 21. Chapter XXI. Government by Council (1422-1435). 22. Chapter XXII. Party Politics and the End of the Hundred Years’ War (1435-1453). 23. Chapter XXIII. The Beginnings of York and Lancaster (1450-1459). 24. Chapter XXIV. Edward IV King and Exile (1459-1470). 25. Chapter XXV. The Close of the Middle Ages (1470-1485).
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