Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies E–pub/Kindle


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  • Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies
  • Ian Mortimer
  • English
  • 28 January 2019
  • 9781847065896

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Read & Download ✓ Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies 106 F the royal pretender Central to this book is his ground breaking approach to medieval evidence He explains how an information based method allows a certain reading of a series of texts He criticises existing modes of arriving at consensus and outlines a process of histor I am finding it a little wordy and find myself saying will you just get to the point This title is a little of a misnomer in that this really heavily focuses on the mystery surrounding the life death of Edward II Would have liked a few characters featured

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Read & Download ✓ Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies 106 Ical analysis that ultimately leads to uestioning historical doubts as well as historical facts with profound implications for what we can say about the past with certainty This is an important work from one of the most original and popular medieval historians writing tod I granted this 4 stars even though I had difficulty reading it It is not the author s fault that I lacked the background in order to appreciate his argumentsI picked this book up in the library because I was curious to learn about the controversy surrounding the death of Edward II and the Fieschi Letter following my reading of Ken Follett s World Without End and watching its TV adaptation My expectation was that it would be similar in style to his Time Travellers Guides that is accessible to a layperson I soon realised that it was scholarly in its approach and content and much suited to an academic readership than to someone like myself I could recognise its worth and did take on board the issues being discussed but was aware that I didn t have the background in Historiography reuired to be able to follow Mortimer s arguments for his innovative information method which seeks to apply a scientific model to the study of primary sources Frankly I knew I was out of my depth I spoke to one of the librarians at our local branch when I returned the book and she was going to pass it on to one of her colleagues who is a medieval scholar for his opinion My feeling is that while I was able to understand that Edward II s death and other issues addressed within are highly contested subjects that I wouldn t really re visit this book unless I decided to study medieval history as a discipline

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Read & Download ✓ Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies 106 In this important new work Ian Mortimer examines some of the most controversial uestions in medieval history including whether Edward II was murdered his possible later life in Italy the weakness of the Lancastrian claim to the throne in 1399 and the origins of the idea o A very interesting book It s a collection of historical articles really that together demonstrate a methodology for historical enuiry Mortimer opens with an explanation of his method and then follows with a series of articles about mainly the deathdisappearance of Edward II All of the items are linked even if not directly about thisSo we analyse Mortimer s hypothesis that the death was a huge conspiracy Now the later Plantagenets are not my main field of interest so I can t criticize factually like I would with the early P s but I have said for years that Edward II s supposed murder via a red hot poker reads like a conspiracy theory I learned that it very easily could be but of a completely different sort and the poker was dreamed up sometime later As was the murder which he posits never happenedIt s all delightfully complex and Mortimer builds a very convincing case I have to say and this from Ms Cynical who despises conspiracy theories Howsomever there is a big difference between an actual conspiracy and conspiracy theoryMy only complaint is that Mortimer includes a section discussing the response of other historians to his work and he does come across rather arrogantly in it I get that it is very annoying when people pour scorn damn with faint praise and generally behave obstructively towards any change And historians are generally resistant to revisionist thinkers this we know So I do have sympathy with hisannoyance and open rebuttal of what has been said etc re his work I guess I felt he was descending to their level which is a pity They certainly do come across as a blinkered lot But this is a small issue really the book is absolutely excellent he has given me some new lenses to view history through and I will be reading as much of his work as I can lay hands on I would say he is an outstanding and talented historian and I am delighted to see anyone produce revisionist work on any historical subject but particularly with regard to something about which the traditional story sat so ill with me in the first placeNB I see on reading reviews uite a few comments that this is hard to read It s certainly no Idiot s Guide but I was absolutely riveted by it and lost the whole of Saturday to this book


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    characters Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies Ian Mortimer è 6 Summary Free download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB è Ian Mortimer I started with Ian Mortimer's books back with 'The Greatest Traitor' and so was well familiar with his Edward II fake death scenario which I ascribe to Though the cover does suggest a light reading or pop history mystery kind of book after 'Time Traveller's' it's not an unwarranted expectation Ian Mortimer is still a professional historian and so it was of little surprise to find a book full of academic based essays to reply to al

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    Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies E–pub/Kindle I had read Mortimer's A Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England and really loved it so I didn't hesitate picking

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