First published to wide critical acclaim in 1973, England in the Later Middle Ages has become a seminal text for students studying this diverse, complex period. This spirited work surveys the period from Edward I to the death of Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth, which heralded in the Tudor Age.
The second edition of this book, while maintaining the character of the original, brings the study up to date. Each chapter includes a discussion of the historiographical developments of the last decade and the author takes a fresh look at the changing world of the Later Middle Ages, particularly the plague and the economy. Also included is a rewritten introduction.
Reviews of the first edition:
'Spare, lucid and most pleasant to read … it is a perceptive and coherent interpretation of an age.' - Times Literary Supplement
As possibly the best existing synthesis of the period from 1290 tp 1485, it will undoubtedly be recognised as a notable achievement in English historical scholarship.' - Scottish Historical Review
Introduction: The structure of government and politics 1. Edward I and Edward II 1290-1330 2. The age of Edward III 1330-1360 3. The changing world of the later Middle Ages 4. The uncertain years 1360-1415 5. The rise and fall of the Lancastrian empire 6. The Yorkists