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Saul, Nigel

Overview
Works: 62 works in 307 publications in 1 language and 10,096 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Dictionaries  Maps  Conference papers and proceedings  Encyclopedias  Church history  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer
Classifications: DA175, 942.03
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Most widely held works by Nigel Saul
Richard II by Nigel Saul( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finds that he was influenced by a deeply felt orthodox piety and by the ideas of the civil lawyers. He shows that, although Richard's kingship resembled that of other rulers of the period, unlike theirs, his reign ended in failure because of tactical errors and contradictions in his policies. For all that he promoted the image of a distant, all-powerful monarch, Richard II's rule was in practice characterised by faction and feud. The king was obsessed by the search for
The Oxford illustrated history of medieval England by Nigel Saul( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive introduction to medieval England surveying the years from the departure of the Roman legions to the Battle of Bosworth
The three Richards : Richard I, Richard II, and Richard III by Nigel Saul( )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Three King Richards ruled England in the middle ages. All had memorable reigns. Richard I ('Coeur de Lion', 1189-99) was a crusading hero; Richard II (1377-99) was an authoritarian aesthete who was deposed and murdered; while Richard III (1483-85) was the most famous villain in English history, usually held guilty of the murderer of his nephews, the Princes in the Tower. This joint biography shows how much the three kings had in common, apart from their names. All were younger sons, not expected to come to the throne; all failed to leave a legitimate heir, causing instability on their deaths; all were cultured and pious; and all died violently. All have attracted accusations but also fascination
Chivalry in medieval England by Nigel Saul( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular views of medieval chivalry--knights in shining armor, fair ladies, banners fluttering from battlements--were inherited from the nineteenth-century Romantics. This is the first book to explore chivalry's place within a wider history of medieval England, from the Norman Conquest to the aftermath of Henry VII's triumph at Bosworth in the Wars of the Roses. Saul invites us to view the world of castles and cathedrals, tournaments and round tables, with fresh eyes. Chivalry in Medieval England charts the introduction of chivalry by the Normans, the rise of the knightly class as a social elite, the fusion of chivalry with kingship in the fourteenth century, and the influence of chivalry on literature, religion, and architecture. Richard the Lionheart and the Crusades, the Black Death and the Battle of Crecy, the Magna Carta and the cult of King Arthur--all emerge from the mists of time and legend in this vivid, authoritative account
Age of chivalry by Nigel Saul( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chivalry had its origins in the military revolution which made the mounted knight the spearhead of medieval armies, celebrating the brave deeds of brave men. It was not only a cohesive force among the European knightly class; it was also a major cultural influence inspiring some of the finest writing, art and architecture of the Middle Ages. In this collection of essays, medieval historians appreciate the artefacts of the chivalric age and explore the nature of the society in which they were produced, the patrons who commissioned them and the ideals, both secular and religious, which inspired them
The Batsford companion to medieval England by Nigel Saul( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes from provincial life : knightly families in Sussex, 1280-1400 by Nigel Saul( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death, art, and memory in medieval England : the Cobham family and their monuments, 1300-1500 by Nigel Saul( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book Nigel Saul approaches the world of the medieval gentry through the monuments they left behind them. The Cobham family left the largest and most spectacular collection of brasses in Britain in their church at Cobham, and other magnificent brasses at Lingfield, and elsewhere. Medieval brasses have hitherto been studies chiefly from an antiquarian or technical perspective. Nigel Saul for the first time shows how they served as a link between the living and the dead. Commemoration was inseparable from the wider dynamics of society. Through the brasses and through family history he takes us to the heart of gentry aspirations and fears, successes and disappointments. This extensively illustrated study offers a new paradigm for the study of medieval church monuments and makes a major contribution to our understanding of gentry culture."--Jacket
Knights and esquires : the Gloucestershire gentry in the fourteenth century by Nigel Saul( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English church monuments in the Middle Ages : history and representation by Nigel Saul( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"English Church Monuments in the Middle Ages offers a comprehensive survey of English church monuments from the pre-Conquest period to the early sixteenth century. Ground-breaking in its treatment of the subject in an historical context, it explores medieval monuments both in terms of their social meaning and the role that they played in the religious strategies of the commemorated."--Jacket
England and the Low Countries in the late Middle Ages( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the late Middle Ages it was often easier to make a sea crossing from London to one of the other ports of northern Europe than it was to make an overland journey to Wales or the north of England. Indeed the economic and cultural links between eastern England and the coastal regions of northern Europe were so close as to render the area a coherent region." "This collection of essays concentrates on relations between England and the Low Countries during the 150 years from the accession of Edward III in 1327 to the death of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, in 1477." "England's relations with the Low Countries in the late middle ages have been relatively neglected in the past and this innovative collection will give the student and general reader a greater insight into the late medieval period."--BOOK JACKET
England in Europe, 1066-1453( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Europe is in crisis. The events of the past few years have had a major effect on our perception of the European past and now we have to come to terms with it. Familiar themes from history have emerged to haunt us again - themes such as nationalism, separatism and the balance of power." "In Britain these considerations about the relationship of the present to the past have been lent added force by recent developments in the Community. Questions have again been asked about Britain's role in the world and about the background to her role with Europe. How close were those relations in the past? To what extent was England's historical development peculiar to herself? To what extent has the Channel been a barrier between the British Isles and Europe - 'a moat defensive to a house' as John of Gaunt put it?" "Such are the questions which in their different ways open up the historical perspectives on contemporary preoccupations; and they are all questions to which historians can offer a variety of insights and explanations. In England in Europe 1066-1453, thirteen leading medieval historians consider the issues confronting Europe today in a perspective provided by a study of the Middle Ages - the time when England's links with the Continent were transformed."--BOOK JACKET
Fourteenth century England by Nigel Saul( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series provides a forum for the most recent research into the political, social and ecclesiastical history of the 14th century
A companion to medieval England, 1066-1485 by Nigel Saul( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nigel Saul's A-Z of life in the Middle Ages is essential reading for anyone interested in the turbulent years between the arrival of William the Conqueror and the accession of Henry Tudor in 1485. Here in one volume is a mine of information on all the major aspects of medieval society and culture, giving a comprehensive picture of a world at once alien and familiar, whose way of life has long vanished, but whose visible remains survive all around us." "Nigel Saul provides a wealth of examples to show how the great institutions of the age - the Church, the Crown and the law - affected the lives of the English at all levels. Further entries catalogue the cultural legacy of the period, from castles and cathedrals to manuscripts, brasses and stained glass. Naturally, the main political events are covered in the accounts given of individual reigns."--BOOK JACKET
Lordship and Faith : the English Gentry and the Parish Church in the Middle Ages by Nigel Saul( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lordship and Faith takes as its subject the many hundreds of parish churches built in England in the Middle Ages by the gentry, the knights and esquires, and the lords of country manors. Nigel Saul uses lordly engagement with the parish church as a way of opening up the piety and sociability of the gentry, focusing on the gentry as founders and builders of churches, worshippers in them, holders of church advowsons, and patrons and sponsors of parish communities. Saul also looks at how the gentry's interest in the parish church sat alongside their patronage of the monks and friars, and their use of private chapels in their manor houses. Lordship and Faith seeks to weave together themes in social, religious, and architectural history, examining in all its richness a subject that has hitherto been considered only in journal articles. Written in an accessible way, this volume makes a significant contribution not only to the history of the English gentry but also to the history of the rural parish church, an institution now in the forefront of medieval historical studies"--
Historical atlas of Britain : prehistoric and medieval by Nigel Saul( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Trust historical atlas of Britain : prehistoric and medieval( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For honour and fame : chivalry in England, 1066-1500 by Nigel Saul( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of medieval chivalry is at once glamorous and violent, alluring yet alien. Our popular views of the period are largely inherited from the nineteenth-century romantics, for whom chivalry evoked images of knights in shining armour, competing for the attention of fair ladies - with pennons and streamers fluttering from castle battlements. But what is the reality? Were the rituals and romance of chivalry designed to provide an escape from the brutal facts of almost continuous warfare? Or did they instead help regulate the conduct of war and moderate its violent excesses? Nigel Saul charts the introduction of chivalry by the Normans, the rise of the knightly class as a social elite, the fusion of chivalry with kingship in the fourteenth century and the influence of chivalry on literature, religion and architecture. He shows us a world of kings and barons, castles and cathedrals - a world shaped by Richard the Lionheart and the Crusades, by Magna Carta and the rule of law, by battles like Bannockburn and Crecy, by the Black Death and by tournaments, round tables and the cult of Arthurianism. Structured around the related themes of war, politics and knighthood, For Honour and Fame tells the story of England from the Norman Conquest to the aftermath of Henry VII's triumph at Bosworth in the Wars of the Roses. Wide-ranging, vivid and authoritative, this is the first book to treat chivalry as part of the wider history of medieval England. - Publisher
St George's Chapel, Windsor, in the fourteenth century( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteenth century England, I by Nigel Saul( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Oxford illustrated history of medieval England
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The Oxford illustrated history of medieval EnglandThe three Richards : Richard I, Richard II, and Richard IIIChivalry in medieval EnglandDeath, art, and memory in medieval England : the Cobham family and their monuments, 1300-1500Knights and esquires : the Gloucestershire gentry in the fourteenth centuryEnglish church monuments in the Middle Ages : history and representationEngland and the Low Countries in the late Middle AgesFourteenth century England
Alternative Names
Nigel Saul British historian

Nigel Saul Brits historicus

Languages
English (252)