Part I: Introductory The Environment The Crown and Kingship Government Part II: Politics and War Politics under Henry III Reconstruction and Reform, 1266-94 Wales Political Crises, 1294-1311 Times of Trouble, 1311-1330 Scotland England under Edward III England and France The Armies of Edward III's French War Part III: Society and People The Great Lords The Knights and the Gentry Landownership and the Law The Management of Land The Peasantry The Towns Trade and Merchants Crime and Punishment Population and the Black Death Conclusion
Michael Prestwich has taught at Oxford and the University of St. Andrews before moving to the University of Durham in 1979. He has been Professor of History since 1986 and from 1992 to 1999 he was Pro-Vice-Chancellor.
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