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Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies review ✓ 103 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 ಅಮ್ಮಾವ್ರ ಗಂಡ 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 Potato Surprise A Brimstone Preuel 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 Winning The Player realised that it was scholarly in its approach and content and much suited to an academic Hell for the Company Brimstone #1 readership than to someone like myself I could A Year Down Yonder recognise its worth and did take on board the issues being discussed but was aware that I didn t have the background in Historiography Getting Naked 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 Invisible Jim Crow 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 The Vault Guide to the Case Interview really The Castle Diaries re visit this book unless I decided to study medieval history as a discipline

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Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies review ✓ 103 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. FascinatingNot 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 based on evidence and not opinion One feels the injustice of this on his behalfThe research presented is specific and detailed and should form part of the study of anyone interested in Edward II The facts presented are to my mind irrefutable There is not enough extant evidence to disprove Dr Mortimer s findings And they are FINDINGS as much as they are beliefsHowever as well as being a fantastic factual history book the real value of this book is as a studying in how to research history correctly and objectively how not to believe something is so simply because you wish it to be Ignoring or dismissing any document that disagrees with you in the face of evidence distinctly to the contrary is the preserve of the lazy historian and there are too many of them and most appear to have commented on Edward II Anyone embarking on a study of history about to start university or even A Level should read this book and take its methodology to heart Then maybe the historian of the future will be able to look beyond the hackneyed old opinions and find the truth Getting Naked reader you Invisible Jim Crow really have to know the topics tackled to appreciate Ian Mortimer s work Dr Mortimer The Vault Guide to the Case Interview reveals some of the inner workings of peer The Castle Diaries reviewed The Song of the Mockingbird 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 based on evidence and not opinion One feels the injustice of this on his behalfThe Sir Halmanac and the Crimson Star research presented is specific and detailed and should form part of the study of anyone interested in Edward II The facts presented are to my mind irrefutable There is not enough extant evidence to disprove Dr Mortimer s findings And they are FINDINGS as much as they are beliefsHowever as well as being a fantastic factual history book the Souls in the Great Machine real value of this book is as a studying in how to Judge Dredd Chronicles #19 research history correctly and objectively how not to believe something is so simply because you wish it to be Ignoring or dismissing any document that disagrees with you in the face of evidence distinctly to the contrary is the preserve of the lazy historian and there are too many of them and most appear to have commented on Edward II Anyone embarking on a study of history about to start university or even A Level should THE WALLPAPER CHASE read this book and take its methodology to heart Then maybe the historian of the future will be able to look beyond the hackneyed old opinions and find the truth

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Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies review ✓ 103 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. When I bought this book I thought it was a general 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 to make many suppositions based on what little often contradictory evidence survived The whole first chapter explains his somewhat controversial approach to history and why he feels it s necessary If you accept his premises the rest follows naturally He certainly has a gift for breaking down an argument into logical steps My objections are when he takes his argument a little too far and converts his assumptions into proof In his conclusion of chapter 9 he says Certainly it would be foolish to rest an argument on the fact that there is insufficient evidence It seems that he is a historian that hates a vacuum and proceeds to fill itThis is a book that presupposes the reader already knows the history the author will not reinvent the wheel and summarize what happens before analyzing it There were a couple of times I got lost because I m not all that well versed with the personages surrounding Edward II In the Richard II history I would have liked to have known his analysis of the legend surrounding Richard s escape from Pontefract in fact that s why I bought the book But he didn t go there at all he merely went on to talk about the later conspiracies around the dead king Although he gives good credence to Edward II s survival it appears that he sees Richard II s survival as apocryphal Yes Richard s face was exposed in the funeral train but couldn t it as easily have been the decapitated look alike Maudeleyn s face This was suggested by other writers along the way Maudeleyn isn t mentioned at all which makes me wonder what other possibilities have been left out For a historical fiction writer Mortimer s approach is useful as straight history I took his conclusions with a proverbial grain of salt


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    EBOOK NEW (Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies) â Ian Mortimer 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 an

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    EBOOK NEW (Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies) â Ian Mortimer FascinatingNot 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

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    read & download Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies EBOOK NEW (Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies) â Ian Mortimer 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 suirrels hibernated in winter that camels carried water in their humps and that Edward II was murdered at Berkeley Castle with a red hot pokerI know that the first three of these statements are untrue and having read Ian Mortimer's book I'm pretty much convinced tha

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    free download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ê Ian Mortimer EBOOK NEW (Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies) â Ian Mortimer Ian Mortimer ê 3 read 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 found difficult 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 wit

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  • Hardcover
  • 391
  • Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies
  • Ian Mortimer
  • English
  • 26 June 2020
  • 9781847065896