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Title: The governance of Edward I, 1272-1307, with special reference to Shropshire, Warwickshire and Kent
Author: Burt, C.
Awarding Body: University of Cambridge
Current Institution: University of Cambridge
Date of Award: 2005
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My Ph.D. examines Edward I’s internal rule of England between 1272 and 1307, with reference to three shires: Shropshire, Warwickshire and Kent. One of the two fundamental duties of medieval English kings was to maintain peace and order within the realm. I ask how far Edward attempted to do this, what problems arose, and how he dealt with them. The thesis is divided up into one thematic and five chronological chapters. In the thematic chapter, I provide information about structures of government in this period and about the counties on which I focus, setting out the basic geography, economy and structures of landholding in each, as well as their experience of governance in the later and highly disturbed years of Henry III’s reign. Within each chronological chapter, I focus on exactly how each of my three counties was being governed via an examination of the personnel being appointed to offices by the crown, the amounts and types of litigation and criminality arising, and the success with which these were addressed. These specific studies provide a good sense of how and how successfully Edward I was governing England, enabling a fuller overall examination of his rule to be made than has yet been possible.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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