Edward III and the English Peerage: Royal Patronage, Social Mobility, and Political Control in Fourteenth-century England
A study of Edward III's astute use of patronage to reposition the monarchy after the vicissitudes of his father's reign and his own problematic minority.
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Mechanisms of royal largesse
Royal feudal rights
Annuities and assignments
Distribution of royal favour
Kings the parliamentary peerage and royal patronage in
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