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Hicks, Michael 1948-

Works: 85 works in 335 publications in 2 languages and 11,360 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Genealogy  Sources  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Honoree, Performer, htt, Other, Adapter, Originator, Composer
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Most widely held works about Michael Hicks
Most widely held works by Michael Hicks
The Wars of the Roses by Michael Hicks( )

23 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alongside fresh assessments of key personalities, Hicks sheds new light on the significance of the involvement of the people in politics, the intervention of foreign powers in English affairs, and a fifteenth-century credit crunch. Combining a meticulous dissection of competing dynamics with a clear account of the course of events, this is a definitive and indispensable history of a compelling, complex period."--Pub. desc
English political culture in the fifteenth century by Michael Hicks( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new and original study of how politics worked in late medieval England, throwing new light on a much-discussed period in English history
Richard III and his rivals : magnates and their motives in the War of the Roses by Michael Hicks( )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard III is undoubtedly the dominant personality in this collection of essays, but not in his capacity as king of England. Richard was Duke of Gloucester far longer than he was king. For most of his career, he was a subject, not a monarch, the equal of the great nobility. He is seen here in the company of his fellows: Warwick the Kingmaker, Clarence, Northumberland, Somerset, Hastings a the Wydevilles. His relations with these rivals, all of whom submitted to him or were crushed, show him in different moods and from various vantage points
English inland trade, 1430-1540 : Southampton and its region( )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed examination of Southampton's trade with its extensive region and commercial development in the 15th and 16th centuries
The Wars of the Roses, 1455-1485 by Michael Hicks( )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Wars of the Roses raged from 1455 to 1485 - the longest period of civil war in English history. They barely affected the daily routine of the civilian population, yet for the leaders of the opposing houses of York and Lancaster, the wars were devastating. First hand accounts reveal how the lives of their women and children were blighted during three decades of war, as many of their male relatives met with violent deaths. This book examines in detail the causes, course and results of each of the main wars and concludes with a fascinating insight into why the wars ended so abruptly."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Warwick, the Kingmaker by Michael Hicks( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book illuminates Warwick's character and motivation, showing that he was an emotional, charming, and popular man with a strong sense of family loyalty. It is the first full study of this compelling figure within the context of political life in late medieval England
Who's who in late medieval England (1272-1485) by Michael Hicks( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronologically profiles 200 men and women who lived in medieval England between 1272 and 1485
The later medieval Inquisitions Post Mortem : mapping the medieval countryside and rural society by Michael Hicks( )

13 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Inquisitions post mortem (IPMs) are a truly wonderful source for many different aspects of late medieval countryside and rural life. They have recently been made digitally accessible and interrogatable by the Mapping the Medieval Countryside project, and the first fruits of these developments are presented here. The chapters examine IPMs in connection with the landscape and topography of England, in particular markets and fairs and mills; and consider the utility of proofs of age for everyday life on such topics as the Church, retaining, and the wine trade. Michael Hicks is Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at the University of Winchester. Contributors: Katie A. Clarke, William S. Deller, Paul Dryburgh, Christopher Dyer, Janette Garrett, Michael Hicks, Matthew Holford, Gordon McKelvie, Stephen Mileson, Simon Payling, Matthew Tompkins, Jennifer Ward."--Back cover
The Fifteenth-Century Inquisitions Post Mortem : a Companion by Michael Hicks( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Inquisitions Post Mortem (IPMs) at the National Archives have been described as the single most important source for the study of landed society in later medieval England. Inquisitions were local enquiries into the lands held by people of some status, in order to discover whatever income and rights were due to the crown on their death, and provide details both of the lands themselves and whoever held them. This book explores in detail for the first time the potential of IPMs as sources for economic, social and political history over the long fifteenth century, the period covered by this Companion. It looks at how they were made, how they were used, and their accuracy and develops our understanding of a source that is too often taken for granted; it answers questions such as what they sought to do, how they were compiled, and how reliable they are, while also exploring how they can best be used for economic, demographic, place-name, estate and other kinds of study
Richard III : the self-made king by Michael Hicks( )

14 editions published between 2019 and 2021 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive biography and assessment of the wily and formidable prince who unexpectedly became monarch-the most infamous king in British history. The reign of Richard III, the last Yorkist king and the final monarch of the Plantagenet dynasty, marked a turning point in British history. But despite his lasting legacy, Richard only ruled as king for the final two years of his life. While much attention has been given to his short reign, Michael Hicks explores the whole of Richard's fascinating life and traces the unfolding of his character and career from his early years as the son of a duke to his violent death at the battle of Bosworth. Hicks explores how Richard-villainized for his imprisonment and probable killing of the princes-applied his experience to overcome numerous setbacks and adversaries. Richard proves a complex, conflicted individual whose Machiavellian tact and strategic foresight won him a kingdom. He was a reformer who planned big changes, but lost the opportunity to fulfill them and to retain his crown
Bastard feudalism by Michael Hicks( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Bastard Feudalism' is the term historians give to the tie that bound late medieval retainers to their lords, and allowed those lords in turn to wield the political power, and cut the figure, appropriate to their rank. Without it, the late medieval aristocracy would not have been able to rule their localities, and fight the wars (at home as well as abroad) that were such a prominent feature of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. It is thus of fundamental importance to our understanding of the late medieval world - its warfare, local government, justice and public order, as well as its politics and social structure. But bastard feudalism had a longer-term significance, too: by involving payment (rather than the grant of land) in return for service, it contributed to the increasing mobility of society that marks the transition to the early modern world. This major work now offers the most radical reinterpretation of the subject for fifty years, transforming our understanding of it and setting a fresh agenda for future work in the field. Michael Hicks argues that bastard feudalism started far earlier and lasted far longer than scholars have traditionally allowed; and that it was far more complex - and often much more positive - in its effects than its conventional image as a source of instability and abuse. Traditionally the concept has been linked almost exclusively to the non-resident gentry of 1300-1500 (the so-called indentured retainers). This book by contrast deals with the period from 1150 to 1650, and reveals more continuity than change over the five centuries it spans. It demonstrates that the most important retainers throughout the period were in fact the members of the lord's own household and the tenants of his estates, men whose bonds with their lord were particularly strong and enduring. Indentured retainers were unusual, and had all but disappeared by 1470. Because these ties were stable, Professor Hicks argues, society founded on them was also predominantly stable. While bastard feudalism could be used to pervert justice and promote violence and civil war, he shows that its prime functions were peaceful and ceremonial, and that it normally operated within the law and was increasingly regulated by it
Essays presented to Michael Hicks by Michael Hicks( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For four decades, Michael Hicks has been a figure central to the study of fifteenth-century England. His scholarly output is remarkable both for its sheer bulk and for the diversity of the fields it covers. This extraordinary breadth is reflected by the variety of subjects covered by the papers in the present volume, offered to Professor Hicks by friends, colleagues and former students to mark his retirement from the University of Winchester. Fifteenth-century royalty, nobility and gentry, long at the heart of his own work, naturally take centre stage, but his contribution to economic and regional history, both in the early part of his career as a research fellow at the Victoria County History and more recently as director of a succession of major research projects, is also reflected in the essays presented here. The individual contributions are populated by some of the major characters of Yorkist England, many of them made household names by Professor Hicks's own writings - King Edward IV and his mistresses; the Neville earls of Warwick and Salisbury; the Stafford, Herbert, Percy, Tiptoft and de Vere earls of Devon, Pembroke, Northumberland, Worcester and Oxford - while the themes covered span the full panoply of medieval life: from treason to trade, warfare to widowhood and lordship to law enforcement. Equally broad is the papers' geographical spread, covering regions from Catalonia to Normandy, from Hampshire to Yorkshire and from Worcestershire and the Welsh marches to East Anglia." --
Richard III by Michael Hicks( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard III has been written off in history as one of England's evil kings. His usurpation of the throne from his nephew Edward V and then subsequent generations of pro-Tudor historians ensured his fame as the disfigured murderer portrayed by Shakespeare. In the twentieth century, Richard found his apologists, those who saw him as more sinned against than sinning. This biography -- by the leading expert on Richard -- strips away the propaganda of the centuries to rescue Richard from his critics and supporters alike, providing a balanced and compelling portrait of this most infamous of kings. Book jacket."--Jacket
False, fleeting, perjur'd Clarence : George, Duke of Clarence, 1449-78 by Michael Hicks( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard III : the man behind the myth by Michael Hicks( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward IV by Michael Hicks( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and French and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward IV was the first Yorkist king. He ruled (with only a brief hiatus) for 22 years, ended the Wars of the Roses triumphantly in 1471, and died in his bed - not invariably the place of death for a medieval monarch. The best general of his day, he destroyed the House of Lancaster. At a very difficult time, he redeemed royal prestige at home and abroad, restored order and public finances, and crushed all his opponents, including his brother Clarence. His son Edward V, still a minor, succeeded him peacefully. Yet within months Edward was deposed in favor of Richard III, his uncle. The Wars of the Roses resumed, Edward IV's sons met violent deaths, and so at Bosworth Field did the usurping Richard III. Assessment of Edward IV is inextricably bound up not only in the record of his reign, itself much disputed, but also with what turned out to be his baleful legacy. This book explores how his reputation has changed and analyses the major issues in light of contemporary and later perceptions of this controversial king
Edward V : the prince in the Tower by Michael Hicks( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Memorable not for his life but his death, Edward V is probably better known as one of the Princes in the Tower, the supposed victim of his uncle, Richard III." "Though he was never crowned, Edward reigned for 77 days until Richard made himself his nephew's Lord Protector before imprisoning him and his younger brother Richard in the Tower of London." "Michael Hicks presents to us the backdrop to this tragically short life - Edward's parents, the contemporary political scenery, his own remarkable achievements - and reveals how he was both the hope of a dynasty and an integral cause of that dynasty's collapse."--Jacket
Profit, piety, and the professions in later medieval England( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne Neville : queen to Richard III by Michael Hicks( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A biography that seeks to tell the story of her life properly, to uncover the real Anne Neville and the remarkable twists and turns of her fraught and ultimately tragic life"--Publisher's description
Revolution and consumption in late medieval England by M. A Hicks( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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English inland trade, 1430-1540 : Southampton and its region
English political culture in the fifteenth centuryEnglish inland trade, 1430-1540 : Southampton and its regionThe Wars of the Roses, 1455-1485Warwick, the KingmakerWho's who in late medieval England (1272-1485)The later medieval Inquisitions Post Mortem : mapping the medieval countryside and rural societyThe Fifteenth-Century Inquisitions Post Mortem : a CompanionRichard III : the self-made king
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