About this item
By D. A. Carpenter. Published by Methuen London.
Book condition very good. Dust jacket condition good. Small indentations on front cover where someone has used it to press on while writting.
This is an account of the period in English history that determined the course of the English monarchy and set in motion the forces that ultimately led to parliamentary government. Aimed at students and general readers interested in British Medieval and constitutional history. Henry came to power in 1216 aged just nine. The crown was in great danger. It faced financial ruin, a rampaging French prince and enormous power in the hands of the magnates. The English Kingdom was on the edge of disintegrating into a series of principalities with the king as primus inter pares. However, by the time Henry came of age in 1227 his rule was unchallenged. The structure of government had been rebuilt and the Crown's resources reassembled.;Moreover, it was in this period that Magna Carta came to be accepted by both King and barons as fundamental to the constitution. It embodied notions of royal restraint and baronial consent which came to form a permanent part of practical political thinking.
- Carpenter, D. A.
- Used: very good
- 242 by 163 mm
- Number of pages:
- Methuen London
- The Minority of Henry III
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