By Rosemarie McGerr
This seminal learn addresses some of the most fantastically embellished 15th-century copies of the recent Statutes of britain, uncovering how the manuscript’s targeted interweaving of felony, spiritual, and literary discourses frames the reader’s conception of the paintings. Taking inner and exterior facts 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 publication of guide in kingship, in addition to a method of celebrating the Lancastrians’ rightful declare to the English throne through the Wars of the Roses. A Lancastrian reflect for Princes additionally explores the function performed via the manuscript as a statement on royal justice and charm for its later proprietors and gives glossy 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