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Prestwich, Michael

Works: 78 works in 399 publications in 5 languages and 13,876 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Guidebooks  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Juvenile works  Genealogy 
Roles: Author, Editor, i, Author of introduction, Creator, Other
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Most widely held works about Michael Prestwich
Most widely held works by Michael Prestwich
The three Edwards : war and state in England, 1272-1377 by Michael Prestwich( Book )

59 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing an overview to this eventful period of history, this book analyses the three kings of very different qualities and reputations
Castles : a history and guide by R. Allen Brown( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the development and function of the castle from the ninth century through the fifteenth century
War, politics, and finance under Edward I by Michael Prestwich( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plantagenet England, 1225-1360 by Michael Prestwich( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"England of the Plantagenet kings was a turbulent place. In politics it saw Simon de Montfort's challenge to the crown in Henry III's reign and it witnessed the deposition of Edward II. By contrast, and as relief, it also experienced the highly successful rules of Edward I and his grandson, Edward III. Political institutions were transformed with the development of parliament, and war, the stimulus for some of that change, was never far away. Wales was conquered and the Scottish Wars of Independence started in Edward I's reign, while Crecy and Poitiers were English triumphs under Edward III." "Beyond politics, the structure of English society was developing, from the great magnates at the top to the peasantry at the bottom. Economic changes were also significant, from the expansionary period of the thirteenth century to years of difficulty in the fourteenth, culminating in the greatest demographic disaster of historical times, the Black Death." "Embracing politics and government, kingship, the structure of society, France, Scotland, and Wales, as well as areas such as the environment, the management of the land, crime and punishment, Michael Prestwich's survey casts the Plantagenet past in a new and revealing light."--Jacket
Documents illustrating the crisis of 1297-98 in England by Michael Prestwich( Book )

13 editions published in 1980 in 3 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval people : vivid lives in a distant landscape : from Charlemagne to Piero della Francesca by Michael Prestwich( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This engrossing, exquisitely illustrated, often witty account tells the life stories of some seventy individuals who "made" the Middle Ages. There are kings and queens, popes and politicians, soldiers and merchants, scholars, authors and visionaries. They range from the important, such as El Cid or Frederick Barbarossa, to the little known, such as the dissolute Venetian nun Clara Sanuto. Some were astonishingly successful: the empire created by Chinggis Khan was one of the most extensive ever seen. Some, such as Charles the Bold, the over-ambitious 15th-century duke of Burgundy, were failures. Contrary to modern myth, medieval people did not believe the earth was flat; torture was far less common than in later centuries; and technological advances included guns, printing, blast furnaces, spectacles, stirrups and the compass. Full of insights such as these, this book shows how medieval people lived in an era that was more one of invention and innovation than of superstition and backwardness. It will appeal to all those who want a truer picture of a world often erroneously portrayed by bestselling novelists of today."--Publisher's description
English politics in the thirteenth century by Michael Prestwich( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knight : the medieval warrior's (unofficial) manual by Michael Prestwich( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An insider's guide: how to become a knight, wield a sword, join a Crusade, and make your fortune
The place of war in English history, 1066-1214 by J. O Prestwich( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The interaction of war and the state in the Anglo-Norman period was for the historian J.O. Prestwich a lifetime's study. This book pulls together his ideas on the way that war was conducted, both by land and sea, and the ways in which it affected government and the economy." "Prestwich was particularly concerned with the ways in which armed forces were raised, maintained, supplied, disciplined and transported, and the studies printed here, based on his Ford Lectures, consider the relations between war and diplomacy, propaganda and morale, military intelligence, and economic warfare." "The discussion ranges widely over such issues as the purpose of Domesday Book, the English contribution to the Lisbon crusade, and the antecedents of Magna Carta. Appendices focus on feudalism and its influence and the composition of Anglo-Norman armies."--Jacket
The Battle of Crécy, 1346 by Andrew Ayton( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First large-scale study of Crécy and its context, bringing out its full significance in English and French history"--Provided by publisher
Anglo-Norman Durham : 1093-1193( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parliament & community : papers read before the Irish Conference of Historians, Dublin 27-30 May 1981 by Irish Conference of Historians( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteenth century England( )

in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberties and identities in the medieval British Isles by Michael Prestwich( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In-depth examinations of the role played by liberties across the British Isles. The liberties and franchises of medieval England have been a neglected area of study in recent years, yet they were an important aspect of government and society, providing an influential basis of collective awareness, aspiration and loyalty. The papers in this volume examine them in a wide British context (the north of England, the Welsh march, Ireland and Scotland), from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries, looking at the varied role that liberties played in defining local identities and providing bases of power; other topics addressed include their maintenance of law and order, as well as the threat they might present, and their part in military recruitment. Contributors: MELANIE DEVINE, CLARE ETTY, SANDY GRANT, BETH HARTLAND, MATT HOLFORD, MAX LIEBERMAN, CYNTHIA NEVILLE, MICHAEL PRESTWICH, KEITH STRINGER, HENRY SUMMERSON
York civic ordinances, 1301 by York (England)( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteenth century England X : proceedings of the Durham conference 2003 by Thirteenth Century England Conference( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection presents new and original research into the long thirteenth century, from c.1180-c.1330, with a particular focus on the reign of Edward II and its aftermath. Other topics examined include crown finances, markets and fairs, royal stewards, the aftermath of the Barons' War, Wace's 'Roman de Brut', and authority in Yorkshire nunneries; and the volume also follows the tradition of the series by looking beyond England, with contributions on the role of Joan, wife of Llywelyn the Great in Anglo-Welsh relations, Dublin, and English landholding in Ireland, while the continental connection is represented by a comparison of aspects of English and French kingship. Contributors: David Carpenter, Nick Barratt, Emilia Jamroziak, Michael Ray, Susan Stewart, Louise J. Wilkinson, Sean Duffy, Beth Hartland, Francoise Le Saux, Henry Summerson, Janet Burton, H.S.A. Fox, David Crook, Margo Todd, Seymour Phillips
Thirteenth century England VII : proceedings of the Durham conference 1997 by Michael Prestwich( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteenth century England VI : proceedings of the Durham conference 1995 by Michael Prestwich( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War, government and aristocracy in the British Isles, c.1150-1500 : essays in honour of Michael Prestwich by Chris Given-Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fourteen studies in this book, by distinguished medievalists working in the same fields of late medieval British political, military and governmental history as Michael Prestwich, take up many of. the themes which have marked his contribution to historical scholarship." "Crown-magnate relations, the Anglo-Scottish, Anglo-French and Anglo-Irish wars, national and local finance and administration, and the nature of late medieval kingship are among the principal themes explored here, along with aristocratic consumption, historical writing, chivalric culture and a review of recent work on crusading history."--Jacket
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Plantagenet England, 1225-1360
Alternative Names
Michael Prestwich British historian

Michael Prestwich Brits historicus

Michael Prestwich historiador británico

Michael Prestwich historien britannique

Prestwich, M.

Prestwich, Michael Charles 1943-


Plantagenet England, 1225-1360English politics in the thirteenth centuryKnight : the medieval warrior's (unofficial) manualThe place of war in English history, 1066-1214The Battle of Crécy, 1346Anglo-Norman Durham : 1093-1193Liberties and identities in the medieval British IslesThirteenth century England X : proceedings of the Durham conference 2003