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Preaching Politics: Lancastrian Chancellors in Parliament

Grussenmeyer, Jon-Mark (2017) Preaching Politics: Lancastrian Chancellors in Parliament. In: Clark, Linda, ed. The fifteenth century XV. Writing, records, and rhetoric. The fifteenth century, 15 . Boydell & Brewer, Woodbridge, Suffolk, pp. 125-143. ISBN 978-1-78327-249-5. E-ISBN 978-1-78744-151-4. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:77078)

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The summaries of chancellors' sermons contained in the parliament rolls are invaluable but underused sources in the identification of long-term ideological trends in late medieval English political culture. The summaries, the orators themselves, the biblical references used, and even the points specifically chosen to appear on the official record are all vital in illuminating the complex political ideals and ideological developments that underpinned the Lancastrian regime. This article seeks to provide a cohesive analysis of Lancastrian parliamentary addresses between 1399 and 1447 (after which sermon summaries disappear from the parliamentary record for three decades), organising them thematically while also providing brief studies of the orators and the historical context in which their speeches were delivered so that the broader political themes woven through multiple addresses can be identified and understood, shedding light upon the elusive dynamics of the Lancastrian polity.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: D History General and Old World
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Jon-Mark Grussenmeyer
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2019 20:47 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:08 UTC
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