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The Plumpton letters and papers
edited by Joan Kirby.
imprint
Cambridge, [England] : Cambridge University Press for the Royal Historical Society, 1996.
description
1 online resource
ISBN
0521573947
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Cambridge, [England] : Cambridge University Press for the Royal Historical Society, 1996.
isbn
0521573947
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Correspondence and papers of Sir William Plumpton, Sir Robert Plumpton, and Sir Edward Plumpton.
catalogue key
11837719
 
British Library
Electronic reproduction. Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Digital, c2011 (Medieval family life)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Review Quotes
'For the prevalence of litigation in gentry circles, the ingenuity of lawyers and the manifold shortcomings of the law ... the Plumpton archive is invaluable.' Keith Dockray, History
‘For the prevalence of litigation in gentry circles, the ingenuity of lawyers and the manifold shortcomings of the law … the Plumpton archive is invaluable.’Keith Dockray, History
Review of the hardback: 'For the prevalence of litigation in gentry circles, the ingenuity of lawyers and the manifold shortcomings of the law ... the Plumpton archive is invaluable.' Keith Dockray, History
Review of the hardback: 'This volume is absolutely essential for all libraries of fifteenth-century English studies. It covers all the available letters and the most important documents, with detailed notes on every point ... it is an outstanding edition of an almost unique source.' Parergon
'This volume is absolutely essential for all libraries of fifteenth-century English studies. It covers all the available letters and the most important documents, with detailed notes on every point ... it is an outstanding edition of an almost unique source.' Parergon
‘This volume is absolutely essential for all libraries of fifteenth-century English studies. It covers all the available letters and the most important documents, with detailed notes on every point … it is an outstanding edition of an almost unique source.’Parergon
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Summaries
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The Plumpton letters and papers are the only surviving northern mediaeval letter collection. Joan Kirby's text gives the reader an idea of the life of a knightly family during the period of decline of the military function of knighthood.
Description for Bookstore
A new and comprehensive edition of the only surviving medieval letter collection from the North of England, offering a unique insight into medieval life.
Description for Bookstore
This 1997 volume in the Royal Historical Society's Camden Fifth Series is a comprehensive edition of the only surviving northern medieval letter collection. Of particular value to social and legal historians, Joan Kirby's text contains a wealth of material unavailable to the editor of the previous edition of 1836.
Description for Library
This is a new and comprehensive edition of the only surviving northern medieval letter collection. Of particular value to social and legal historians, Joan Kirby's text contains a wealth of material unavailable to the editor of the 1836 edition. The collection offers a vivid portrayal of a northern knightly family during a period of decline in the military function of knighthood. Parochial, proud, violent and litigious, as Percy tenants and feed officials their fortunes fluctuated with those of their patrons. Two protracted lawsuits drew them deep into the complexities of the legal process and political patronage, and the resulting correspondence with their lawyers constitutes a unique source for Northern history.
Main Description
This 1997 volume in the Royal Historical Society's Camden Fifth Series is a comprehensive edition of the only surviving northern medieval letter collection. Of particular value to social and legal historians, Joan Kirby's text contains a wealth of material unavailable to the editor of the previous edition of 1836. The collection offers a vivid day-to-day portrayal of a northern knightly family during a period of decline in the military function of knighthood. Parochial, proud, violent and litigious, as Percy tenants and feed officials their fortunes fluctuated with those of their patrons; loyalty to the Lancastrian cause in 1461, for example, cost both families loss of life, liberty and office. Two protracted lawsuits drew them deep into the complexities of the legal process and the political patronage on which they depended. The resulting correspondence with their lawyers constitutes a unique primary source for all scholars of medieval England.
Main Description
This latest volume in the Royal Historical Society’s Camden Fifth Series is a new and comprehensive edition of the only surviving northern medieval letter collection. Of particular value to social and legal historians, Joan Kirby’s text contains a wealth of material unavailable to the editor of the 1836 edition. The collection offers a vivid portrayal of a northern knightly family during a period of decline in the military function of knighthood. Parochial, proud, violent and litigious, as Percy tenants and feed officials their fortunes fluctuated with those of their patrons; loyalty to the Lancastrian cause in 1461, for example, cost both families loss of life, liberty and office. Two protracted lawsuits drew them deep into the complexities of the legal process and political patronage, and the resulting correspondence with their lawyers constitutes a unique source for Northern history.
Main Description
This latest volume in the Royal Historical Society's Camden Fifth Series is a new and comprehensive edition of the only surviving northern medieval letter collection. Of particular value to social and legal historians, Joan Kirby's text contains a wealth of material unavailable to the editor of the 1836 edition. The collection offers a vivid portrayal of a northern knightly family during a period of decline in the military function of knighthood. Parochial, proud, violent and litigious, as Percy tenants and feed officials their fortunes fluctuated with those of their patrons; loyalty to the Lancastrian cause in 1461, for example, cost both families loss of life, liberty and office. Two protracted lawsuits drew them deep into the complexities of the legal process and political patronage, and the resulting correspondence with their lawyers constitutes a unique source for Northern history.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
Sir Robert Plumpton
The Plumpton inheritance
The Babthorpe inheritance
The manuscripts
The Plumpton Coucher book
Editorial method
Sir Edward Plumpton's letter book, Nos 1-252
Transcripts of selected documents from the Plumpton Coucher book and other sources, Nos 1-9
Calendar of selected documents from the Plumpton Coucher book and other sources, Nos 1-88
Biographical notes
Index
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