The Order of the Garter  1348 1461

The Order of the Garter 1348 1461


  • Author : Hugh E. L. Collins
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN 10 : 0198208170


The Order of the Garter 1348 1461 Book Description :

This is the first scholarly study of the political role of the Order of the Garter during the late middle ages. Hugh Collins's examination of the Garter's pragmatic considerations and knightly ideas reveals the extent to which political society in the late middle ages founded its ambitions and aspirations on the cult of chivalry.

Henry V

Henry V


  • Author : Gwilym Dodd
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 9781903153468


Henry V Book Description :

Fresh examinations of the activities of Henry V, looking at how his reputation was achieved.

Prowess  Piety  and Public Order in Medieval Society

Prowess Piety and Public Order in Medieval Society


  • Author :
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2017-02-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004341098


Prowess Piety and Public Order in Medieval Society Book Description :

This festschrift in Richard Kaeuper’s honor brings together scholars from across disciplines to engage with three salient concerns of medieval society - knightly prowess and violence, lay and religious piety, and public order and government - from a variety of perspectives.

St George s Chapel  Windsor  in the Fourteenth Century

St George s Chapel Windsor in the Fourteenth Century


  • Author : Nigel Saul
  • Publisher : Boydell Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 1843831171


St George s Chapel Windsor in the Fourteenth Century Book Description :

A definitive look at the early history of St George's Chapel, one of the most important medieval buildings in England. Developed and improved by Edward III, the Chapel became the spiritual home of his newly-instigated Order of the Garter and, in the process, a new Camelot for the English monarchy.

King Arthur s Round Table

King Arthur s Round Table


  • Author : Martin Biddle
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 533
  • ISBN 10 : 0851156266


King Arthur s Round Table Book Description :

Archival and scientific research reveal the origins and purpose of the Winchester Round Table.

Islam  Christianity and the Mystic Journey

Islam Christianity and the Mystic Journey


  • Author : Ian Richard Netton
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748688135


Islam Christianity and the Mystic Journey Book Description :

This distinctive comparison of Islamic and Christian mysticism focuses on the mystic journey in the two faith traditions.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Order of the Garter

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Order of the Garter


  • Author : Francis Ingledew
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015064682464


Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Order of the Garter Book Description :

Francis Ingledew's book makes the case that Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, one of the canonical works of medieval English literature, should be recognized as a response to King Edward III's foundation in 1349 of the chivalric Order of the Garter. As well as providing the basis for a thorough reinterpretation of the poem's purposes and meanings, this argument dates to the mid-fourteenth-century reign of Edward III (1327-77) a poem conventionally ascribed to the reign of Richard II (1377-99). Through close readings of the poem and of an array of overlooked historical sources, Ingledew presents Sir Gawain and the Green Knight as a critique of Edward III's sexual and military behavior. Ingledew's argument takes him deep into chivalric practice in Edward's court of the 1340s, much of it connected with the early years of war with France. Ingledew pursues the significance of sexual scandal associated with Edward, especially the rape of the Countess of Salisbury confidently imputed to him by the formidable Liégois historian Jean le Bel. At the same time that he was trying to conquer France and Scotland and preside over a court vulnerable to scandal, Edward also called on the history (as it was seen) of King Arthur and the Round Table, associating himself with Arthur's imperial and moral authority through the founding of the Order of the Garter. In its portrayal of the Order of the Garter, Ingledew argues, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight sets itself at odds with Edward's central ethical and political projects. "Exhaustively researched and insightfully theorized, Ingledew's study proposes historical, cultural, and discursive contexts for Sir Gawain and the Green Knight more comprehensive, and more persuasive, than any hitherto attempted. It sets an exalted critical and scholarly standard against which to judge future interpretations of this complex and elegant poem." -- Robert Hanning, Columbia University

St Georges Chapel  Windsor  in the Late Middle Ages

St Georges Chapel Windsor in the Late Middle Ages


  • Author : Colin Richmond
  • Publisher : Historical Monographs Relating
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 0953967611


St Georges Chapel Windsor in the Late Middle Ages Book Description :

A collection of ten essays taken from a conference entitled `St. George's in the Fifteenth Century' which explore different aspects of the history and architecture of St. George's Chapel, an important Yorkist symbol of culture, religious devotion and artistic splendour. The contributors explore the architectural sequence and topography (T Tatton-Brown); the Order of the Garter and Margaret oiof Anjou (D Dunn); the English court physician (C Rawcliffe); a medieval lawsuit involving Sir John Fastolf (A Smith); chivalry and the Yorkist kings (A F Sutton & L Visser-Fuchs); the Lost St George Cycle (S J E Riches); the books and burial places of the elite (J Backhouse); Canon James Denton