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Medieval Intrigue: Decoding Royal Conspiracies In this important new work Ian Mortimer examines some of the most controversial questions in medieval history, including whether Edward II was murdered, his possible later life in Italy, the weakness of the Lancastrian claim to the throne inand the origins of the idea of 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 historical analysis that ultimately leads to questioning 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 today



10 thoughts on “Medieval Intrigue: Decoding Royal Conspiracies

  1. BAM The Bibliomaniac BAM The Bibliomaniac says:

    Repeat yourself much, Mortimer


  2. Deborah Pickstone Deborah Pickstone says:

    A very interesting book It s a collection of historical articles, really, that together demonstrate a methodology for historical enquiry Mortimer opens with an explanation of his method and then follows with a series of articles about mainly the death disappearance of Edward II All of the items are linked, even if not directly about this.So, we analyse Mortimer s hypothesis tha


  3. Nicky Nicky says:

    Fascinating.Not a book for the casual reader, you really have to know the topics tackled to appreciate Ian Mortimer s work Dr Mortimer reveals some of the inner workings of peer reviewed research, and few come out of it well Several historians are exposed as biased and unable to accept new thinking, even when presented with well thought out work and carefully constructed arguments b


  4. Elizabeth Ashworth Elizabeth Ashworth says:

    I ve come to realise that a lot of what I was taught at school was misinformation I used to believe all sorts of things that ostriches buried their heads in sand, that squirrels hibernated in winter, that camels carried water in their humps and that Edward II was murdered at Berkeley Castle with a red hot poker.I know that the first three of these statements are untrue and having read Ia


  5. Mercedes Rochelle Mercedes Rochelle says:

    When I bought this book I thought it was ageneral royal conspiracy topic, but in reality it concerns Edward II mostly and Richard II, both of whom were murdered under unexplained circumstances and both of whose murders were followed by survival conspiracies Because the events are already shrouded in mystery, Mortimer s information based approach to history is appropriate, considering we have


  6. Melisende Melisende says:

    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 fewcharacters featured 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 hea


  7. Éowyn Éowyn says:

    This is a very interesting book, but also quite hard going in places I understand what Mortimer is getting at and his approach is sensible and logical He looks at different information sources and talks about determining reliability.I found his case for the survival of Edward II convincing I had already for some time considered that the red hot poker story was an unlikely piece of later propaganda I al


  8. Jessica O& Jessica O& says:

    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 alight 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 ofacademic base


  9. Vivienne Vivienne says:

    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 arguments.I picked this book up in the library because I was curious to learnabout 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


  10. Xenia0201 Xenia0201 says:

    I had read Mortimer s A Time Traveler s Guide to Medieval England and really loved it so I didn t hesitate picking up Medieval Intrigue This book I founddifficult to process as it was composed in a thesis format, complete with hypotheses in charts Mortimer even has an entire chapter dedicated to coming to a degree of certainty with historical evidence before we dive into the true subject matter of the book Here, he g


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