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The Montfortian bishops and the justification of conciliar government in 1264

Ambler, Sophie (2012) The Montfortian bishops and the justification of conciliar government in 1264. Historical Research, 85 (228). pp. 193-209. ISSN 0950-3471

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Abstract

In 1266, five English bishops were suspended from office for supporting Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, in rebellion against King Henry III. The action in which the bishops had conspired was highly controversial: the violent imposition of a conciliar government that ruled in the king's name. This article examines the justifications for this system of government produced by the Montfortian religious milieu, showing that the bishops' arguments were not part of a coherent philosophy on royal government but rather ad hoc responses shaped by the context of their production in the midst of dramatic political change.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Historical Research
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medieval history
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History
ID Code: 87737
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 13 Sep 2017 13:16
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 02:16
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/87737

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