Who’s Who in Late Medieval England (1272-1485): Being the Third Volume in the Who’s Who in British History Series by Michael A. Hicks soon to be presented for sale on the astounding BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1991, Hardback in dust wrapper.
First in this edition. [First: Blackwell, 1960] Contains: Black & white plates; Genealogical tables; Glossary;
From the cover: Whos Who in Late Medieval England spans the period 1272-1485, the reigns of Edward I to Richard III. It was a turbulent period covering the conquest of Wales, the Hundred Years War and the Wars of the Roses, but it was also a time of piety, learning and economic development, marked by the endowment of monasteries and of colleges many of which have survived to the present day as evidence of the remarkable achievements of the period.
Men and women from all walks of life feature among the 200 biographies in this volume. The author has drawn on the findings of the latest scholarship and conveys more than the bare facts about his subjects lives: he places them in the context of their time and evokes what was distinctive and interesting in their personality and achievement.
The biographies are arranged in a broadly chronological rather than alphabetical sequence so that the book may be read from cover to cover, to gain an insight into the period. Or the reader, seeking specific information, may use the index with its numerous cross-references to find what he is looking for quickly and easily.
This is the third volume in the Whos Who in British History series which presents history in biographical form to complement the conventional approach. Each volume is a portrait of an age. Details of other volumes may be found on the back of the jacket. Each volume is written by a different author under the general editorship of Geoffrey Treasure.
Very Good in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little sunned at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXV] 382 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5½”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I sweet-talk you into considering additional gorgeous books that are part of my History catalogue?