The Creation of Lancastrian Kingship
Literature, Language and Politics in Late Medieval England
By (author) Jenni Nuttall
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Creation of Lancastrian Kingship by Jenni Nuttall
Book DescriptionThe arguments used to justify the deposition of Richard II in 1399 created new forms of political discussion which developed alongside new expectations of kingship itself and which shaped political action and debate for centuries to come. This interdisciplinary study analyses the political language and literature of the early Lancastrian period, particularly the reigns of Henry IV (1399-1413) and Henry V (1413-22). Lancastrian authors such as Thomas Hoccleve and the authors of the anonymous works Richard the Redeless, Mum and the Sothsegger and Crowned King made creative use of languages and idioms which were in the process of escaping from the control of their royal masters. In a study that has far-reaching implications for both literary and political history, Jenni Nuttall presents a fresh understanding of how political language functions in the late medieval period.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521874960
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jenni Nuttall
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Creation of Lancastrian Kingship, Paperback (March 2011)» View all books by Jenni Nuttall
An analysis of political language and literature during the reigns of Henry IV and Henry V.
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Author Biography - Jenni Nuttall
Jenni Nuttall is a College Lecturer in English at St Edmund Hall in the University of Oxford.
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