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By Michael Hicks

English Political tradition within the 15th Century is a brand new and unique examine of the way politics labored in past due medieval England, throwing new gentle on a much-discussed interval in English historical past. Michael Hicks explores the criteria, values and ideas that encouraged modern politicians, and the aspirations and pursuits of either dukes and peasants alike.

Hicks argues that the Wars of the Roses didn't end result from primary weaknesses within the political process yet from the collision of remarkable situations that quick gave up the ghost. total, he indicates that the period used to be considered one of balance and concord, and that there have been potent mechanisms for holding the peace. constitution and continuities, Hicks argues, have been extra sought after than change.

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