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The West

Carolyne Larrington

Carolyne Larrington is Fellow and Tutor in Medieval English at St John's College, Oxford. She is the author and editor of several books, which include Women and Writing in Medieval Literature (1995), The Woman's Companion to Mythology (1997) and The Poetic Edda: Essays on Mythological Poetry (2001). An expert on Arthurian myth, she is a regular contributor to TV and radio, and recently appeared on Melvyn Bragg's In Our Time (Radio 4) to discuss the cultural history of the Holy Grail. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Winter is Coming : The Medieval World of Game of Thrones

I.B.Tauris, 2016

Book chapter

...Ned to Catelyn: ‘I’m a Northman, I belong up here with you, not in that rat’s nest they call the capital.’ (1.1)It’s time now for us to take the kingsroad south from Winterfell, through the squelching bogs of the Neck, and to ride down...

How Pious Was Shapur I?

The Sasanian Era

I.B.Tauris, 2008

Book chapter

...The early Sasanian kings are widely assumed to have been motivated by strong religious sentiments, and to have initiated reforms that eventually led to profound changes in the character of the Zoroastrian religion. This view of early...

Henry I at Fritzlar 919

Antoni Grabowski

Antoni Grabowski works at the Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History at the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is interested in the historiography of the tenth century, its later reinterpretations, and the use of historical sources in medieval narratives. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Construction of Ottonian Kingship : Narratives and Myth in Tenth-Century Germany

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

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...King’s Designation The king on his deathbed, using the last moment of his life to point out his best successor is a scene fitting a film, or a painting, where viewers would be better able to comprehend the role of the moment.Cf. Schmidt...

Eating Out in the Early and High Middle Ages

A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Did most people eat at home in the early and high Middle Ages? Such an opinion would, of course, be considered as evident in view of the fact that the vast majority of the population lived in peasant communities, where food was primarily...

‘Good king Polish Ladislas …’

Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages : A Cultural History

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2009

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...Among the Jagiellons on the throne of Hungary, the four-year reign of Władysław Warneńczyk was the shortest. Nevertheless, it contained a few moments of historical significance in terms of political ideas, and left a little piece of unique...

Finding Alfred

Daniel Anlezark

Daniel Anlezark is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. His first book, Water and Fire: The Myth of the Flood in Anglo-Saxon England, examined the literary reception of the biblical Flood in Anglo-Saxon texts, while subsequent publications include an edition of The Dialogues of Solomon and Saturn, an edition and translation of Old English narrative poems, and an edited volume on Old Norse literature: Myths, Legends, and Heroes: Essays in Honor of John McKinnell. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alfred the Great

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

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...Alfred the Great, king of Wessex from 871 until 899, is not the man he used to be. From the mid-nineteenth century until well into the twentieth, schoolchildren across the English-speaking world, and many in British colonies, knew the king...

Queenship

Elena Woodacre

Elena Woodacre is a specialist in medieval and early modern queenship and a Senior Lecturer in Early Modern European history at the University of Winchester. She obtained an MA in Medieval Studies from the University of Reading and her PhD from Bath Spa University. Her publications include her monograph The Queens Regnant of Navarre: Succession, Politics, and Partnership, 1274–1512 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and she has edited/co-edited several collections on queenship and royal studies. Elena is the organizer of the “Kings & Queens” conference series and the founder of the international Royal Studies Network (www.royalstudiesnetwork.org). She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Royal Studies Journal (www.rsj.winchester.ac.uk or www.royalstudiesjournal.com), an academic, peer-reviewed, multilingual, and fully open-access publication. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dr Elena Woodacre

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Theme Description The study of queenship brings together the biographical study of the lives of royal women with an analysis of their agency and activity. This is a simplification and covers many elements but at its core...

The Age of the Jagiellonian Kings (1490–1526)

Pál Engel

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The late Pál Engel (1938-2001) was head of the Medieval Department at the Institute of History, Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tamás Pálosfalvi

Tamás Pálosfalvi

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Andrew Ayton

Andrew Ayton is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Hull. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Realm of St Stephen : A History of Medieval Hungary, 895-1526

I.B.Tauris, 2001

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...The death of Matthias relieved the Estates of an enormous amount of pressure. The autocratic habits that the king had assumed during the last decade of his rule irritated both his partisans and his enemies, whether prelates, barons...

Ferdinand of Antequera and Santo Domingo el Real de Toledo : Patronage, Advice, and Spiritual Favour (c.1390–1416)

The Friars and their Influence in Medieval Spain

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

Book chapter

...This work has been completed in accordance with the framework for the research project financed by the Ministry of Science and Innovation (el Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación), no. HAR2010–16762/HIST entitled ‘Prácticas de consenso y de...

The Triumph of York: The First War 1459–64

David Grummitt

David Grummitt is the Head of the School of Humanities at the Canterbury Christ Church University. He is the author of The Calais Garrison: War and Military Service in England, 1436-1558 (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Short History of the Wars of the Roses

I.B.Tauris, 2013

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...There can be little doubt that the period following the flight of the Yorkist earls in October 1459 until the defeat of the Lancastrian army at Hexham in May 1464 was among the most fast-moving and confused of the entire fifteenth century...