By Rosemarie McGerr
This seminal examine addresses probably the most fantastically adorned 15th-century copies of the hot Statutes of britain, uncovering how the manuscript’s particular interweaving of felony, non secular, and literary discourses frames the reader’s notion of the paintings. Taking inner and exterior proof under consideration, Rosemarie McGerr means that the manuscript used to be made for Prince Edward of Lancaster, remodeling a criminal reference paintings right into a booklet of guide in kingship, in addition to a method of celebrating the Lancastrians’ rightful declare to the English throne in the course of the Wars of the Roses. A Lancastrian reflect for Princes additionally explores the position performed by means of the manuscript as a statement on royal justice and style for its later vendors and provides sleek readers a desirable instance of the iconic impression of medieval manuscripts on next readers.
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A Lancastrian Mirror for Princes: The Yale Law School New Statutes of England by Rosemarie McGerr