This title was first published in 2002: This collection of essays is based on papers delivered at a conference held at the Public Record Office in November 1999. The purpose of the book is to highlight the close links between England and France and the role of England and Englishmen in Renaissance Europe. It provides a statement of current research by the leading scholars in that field and should serve as a basis both for teaching and for further work. It is necessary to fill the gap that exists in the history of this period, which is currently concentrated in narrative, diplomatic history or general surveys of the role of England in Europe. This coherent set of essays, built around complementary themes, and with the addition of a historiographical and thematic introduction, focuses solely on England and France in the period after the end of the Hundred Years War and before the onset of French Wars of Religion.
Table of Contents
Introduction - War, diplomacy and cultural relations, 1450-1558, David Grummit. Part 1 England's French possessions: The loss of Lancastrian Normandy - an administrative nightmare, Anne Curry; "One of the mooste pryncipall treasours belongyng to his Realme of England" - Calais and the Crown, c.1450-1558, David Grummit. Part 2 War, diplomacy and dynasty - The practice of English diplomacy in France, 1461-1471, Edward Meek; The myth of 1485 - did France really put Henry Tudor on the throne?, Michael K. Jones; "To traffic with war"? - Henry VII and the French campaign of 1492, John M. Currin. Part 3 Friendship and cultural exchange in the Renaissance: "Une haquen e...pour le porter bientost et plus doucement en enfer ou en paradis" - the French and Mary Tudor's marriage to Louis XII in 1514, Charles Giry-Deloison; Sir Nicholas Carew's journey through France in 1529, Robert J. Knecht; Courtesy and conflict - the experience of English diplomatic personnel at the court of Francis I, Luke Macmahon; The private face of Anglo-French relations in the 16th century - the Lisles and their French friends, David Potter.