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    Ian Mortimer ß 2 Summary Read & download Ô PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ß Ian Mortimer (PDF DOWNLOAD) [Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies] Î 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 articl

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    Read & download Ô PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ß Ian Mortimer (PDF DOWNLOAD) [Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies] Î 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 o

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    (PDF DOWNLOAD) [Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies] Î 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

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    (PDF DOWNLOAD) [Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies] Î Ian Mortimer 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 myste

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    (PDF DOWNLOAD) [Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies] Î Ian Mortimer Read & download Ô PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ß Ian Mortimer 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 few characters featured

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    Review Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies (PDF DOWNLOAD) [Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies] Î Ian Mortimer This is a very interesting book but also uite 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 reliabilityI

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    (PDF DOWNLOAD) [Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies] Î Ian Mortimer 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 a light 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 of academic based essays to reply to al

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    (PDF DOWNLOAD) [Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies] Î Ian Mortimer 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 Ke

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    (PDF DOWNLOAD) [Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies] Î Ian Mortimer 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 with historical evidence before we dive into the true subject matter of the book Here he gives

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Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies Read & download ¼ 2 Ian Mortimer ß 2 Summary Review Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies 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. 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 analyse Mortimer s hypothesis that the death was a huge conspiracy Now the later Plantagenets are not my main field of interest so I can t criticize factually like I would with the early P s but I have said for years that Edward II s supposed murder via a red hot poker reads like a conspiracy theory I learned that it very easily could be but of a completely different sort and the poker was dreamed up sometime later As was the murder which he posits never happenedIt s all delightfully complex and Mortimer builds a very convincing case I have to say and this from Ms Cynical who despises conspiracy theories Howsomever there is a big difference between an actual conspiracy and conspiracy theoryMy only complaint is that Mortimer includes a section discussing the response of other historians to his work and he does come across rather arrogantly in it I get that it is very annoying when people pour scorn damn with faint praise and generally behave obstructively towards any change And historians are generally resistant to revisionist thinkers this we know So I do have sympathy with hisannoyance and open rebuttal of what has been said etc re his work I guess I felt he was descending to their level which is a pity They certainly do come across as a blinkered lot But this is a small issue really the book is absolutely excellent he has given me some new lenses to view history through and I will be reading as much of his work as I can lay hands on I would say he is an outstanding and talented historian and I am delighted to see anyone produce revisionist work on any historical subject but particularly with regard to something about which the traditional story sat so ill with me in the first placeNB I see on reading reviews uite a few comments that this is hard to read It s certainly no Idiot s Guide but I was absolutely riveted by it and lost the whole of Saturday to this book

Read & download Ô PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ß Ian MortimerMedieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies

Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies Read & download ¼ 2 Ian Mortimer ß 2 Summary Review Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies 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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Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies Read & download ¼ 2 Ian Mortimer ß 2 Summary Review Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies 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 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 a light 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 of academic based essays to reply to all the backlash of his view about Edward II Welcome in my humble opinionI bloody loved it I devoured it almost non stop in fact and one uestion after another in my head was answered about the puzzle of Edward II uestions that built up since The Greatest Traitor and the incredible twisted web of secrecy in the Middle Ages I bought the book primarily for the sections on Edward II surely history should have remembered him as the Poker King right but found the intrigue of the cover in the sections of royal pretenders and blurry lines of succession just as fascinating as I knew little about those subjects and how deep they went in the Middle Ages The poker thing is so astonishingly boring in comparison to the finely woven lines of a secret survivalI m inclined to enjoy scholarly texts just as much as popular literature but if you base your purchase of this volume only on your love of the Time Traveller series then I highly recommend familiarising yourself with both The Greatest Traitor and The Perfect King first and even The Fears of Henry IV considering the succession sections for necessary background on the author s attentions and an ease into the drier aspects of this work They are balanced and readable factual books and you might find yourself much sucked in by the hardcore history of this one afterwards Plus Plantagenets Nuff said

  • Hardcover
  • 391
  • Medieval Intrigue Decoding Royal Conspiracies
  • Ian Mortimer
  • English
  • 25 June 2018
  • 9781847065896