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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

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

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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

Alfred the Great

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...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...

The West

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...


Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...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 is the exercise...

Tamar of Georgia, 1184–1213

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Perspective Tamar the Great (born ca. 1160, r. 1184–1213) ruled the medieval kingdom of Georgia at the height of its political power and cultural influence. The eleventh and twelfth centuries saw the development of powerful centralized...

The Prelude to War: 1449–55

A Short History of the Wars of the Roses

I.B.Tauris, 2013

Book chapter

...The parliament that assembled at Westminster on 6 November 1449 did so amidst the news of the fall of Rouen, capital of Lancastrian Normandy, to Charles VII and the ignominious flight of the English Lieutenant-General, Edmund Beaufort, Duke...

The King’s Mother: 1461–1464

Cecily Duchess of York

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...T. B. Dilks, ed., Bridgwater Borough Archives 1445–1468, Somerset Record Society 60 (1948), 118.Cecill the Kyngis moder Duchesse of York To alle thoos that thees oure lettres shall see or here Greting.For the first four years of Edward IV’s...