Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Printed for the Pipe Roll Society by The Boydell Press, 2020
Book — cxxxvi, 171 pages ; 25 cm
General Editors' Preface Introduction Method of Editing The Household Roll of Eleanor de Montfort, Countess of Leicester and Pembroke, 1265 Bibliography.
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The household roll of Eleanor, countess of Leicester and Pembroke, offers a fascinating insight into one of the most important domestic establishments in England during the Second Barons' War of 1263-7. As the wife of Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, the leading figure within the baronial regime, and the sister and aunt of King Henry III and the Lord Edward, respectively, Countess Eleanor occupied a position at the heart of English political affairs up to, and after, her husband's death at the Battle of Evesham on 4 August 1265. This volume is a critical edition of the extant thirteen membranes of Countess Eleanor's household account roll for that momentous year, 1265 (British Library, Additional MS 8877). Presented here in the original Latin and with an accompanying English translation, Countess Eleanor's roll includes her diet account for the period from 19 February to 29 August 1265, listing her visitors and the different items of food and drink consumed on each day at each castle at which she was resident, including Wallingford, Odiham and Dover. The roll also incorporates a "wardrobe journal", covering the period up until 1 October 1265, detailing expenditure on the purchase and repair of household furnishings, goods and utensils, on clothing and wages, on the Montfortian war effort in the South, and on messengers travelling to and from the countess, Earl Simon, her sons and associates, in the months before and after the Battle of Evesham. LOUISE J. WILKINSON is professor of medieval history at Canterbury Christ Church University. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Rev. ed. - Kew : Public Record Office, Irish Manuscript Commission, 2000.
Book — xxx, 962 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
The Irish State Papers for 1571-1575 contain accounts of some of the most important events in the history of the sixteenth century under the first lord deputyship of Sir William Fitzwilliam, namely the colonila project of Sir Thomas Smith, the Ulster 'enterprise'of the first Earl of Essex and the massacre at Rathlin Island in 1575. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Rev. ed / edited by C. S. Knighton. - London : Public Record Office, c1998.
Book — xlviii, 547 p. : col. ill., 1 facsim ; 26 cm.
This text, part of the revision and expansion of the "Calendar of State Papers Domestic 1547-1580" published in 1856, includes papers of key importance in the study of England's first woman ruler, Mary Tudor, and her problematic marriage. The summaries include correspondence between Mary's consort, Philip II of Spain, and the English Privy Council, which illustrate the uncertainties and tensions of the crown matrimonial. It also includes first-hand accounts of Wyatt's rebellion and the depositions (some extracted by torture) of later conspirators, emphasizing the government's preoccupation with security. A large group of letters chronicle the career of Edward Courtenay, last representative of the old royal house. Fiscal, naval and military affairs dominate the last part of the colection, as the Queen's marriage finlly drew England into a war which was to cost the crown the last possession in contienetal Europe. (source: Nielsen Book Data)