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The politics of the English royal court, 1247-65, with special reference to the role of aliens

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This thesis is not a straightforward account of the aliens under Henry III 1247-65 but rather an attempt to use the aliens as a pathway into the inner political life of Henry III's court. Previous generations of political historians have concentrated on the growth of the 'baronial opposition' to Henry while paying little attention to the point that the focus of political opposition for much of the reign came from the 'court', and especially members of the royal family: Richard of Cornwall,...

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Jesus College (University of Oxford)
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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