Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2010

288 Pages | 15 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719075223

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Falling from grace

Reversal of fortune and the English nobility 1075-1455

J. S. Bothwell

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The only book looking at how English medieval nobles and their families fell, usually dramatically and often violently, from position and power in the period 1075-1455
  • Examines how medieval nobles were treated - trial, imprisonment, exile, mutilation and execution
  • Analyses the impact of the loss of all worldly goods, both land and moveable, on medieval nobles
  • Comprehensively examines the lives of English medieval nobles while out of favour (including as prisoners, excommunicates and exiles) in the later Middle Ages
  • Clearly delineatines the role of noblewomen in defending and rebuilding the lives and estates of downfallen families in the later Middle Ages

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