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Brian Wainwright
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Edward II and Hugh Despenser the Younger
Edward II and Hugh Despenser the Younger
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Kristallnacht in Bloomsbury update.
Kristallnacht in Bloomsbury update.
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My Forthcoming Books
My Forthcoming Books
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War, English Delusion, and the effect on the Economy (4)
It was fortunate for Henry V that someone on the Orleanist side of politics decided to murder the Duke of Burgundy. This persuaded the new duke, Philippe the "Good" to take Henry's side, a development which led to the Treaty of Troyes and Henry's marriage t...
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War, English Delusion, and the effect on the Economy (3)
It is important to remember that medieval governments could not issue paper money. Ultimately, everything had to be paid for in hard cash, although it was commonplace for creditors to be made to wait, in some cases for a very long time. The English royal go...
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War, English Delusion, and the effect on the Economy (2)
Henry IV had the image of a warrior. It was just as well as no sooner was he established on the throne than he was fighting in Wales, Scotland, Ireland and France, as well as beating off his internal enemies. So it will not surprise you that the country was...
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War, English Delusion, and the effect on the Economy
I have a theory that a lot of what we call "history" arises from the "hospital pass". (For those who don't know, this term comes from Rugby. It's where the ball is passed to you at a moment or in a situation where the opposition is bound (or at least likely...
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