On Kingship and Tyranny: Grosseteste's Memorandum and its Place in the Baronial Reform Movement

Sophie Ambler

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Examines the political thought of Robert Grosseteste, bishop of Lincoln 1235-53, and its potential influence on the reforms put in place by Simon de Montfort and his confederates, who seized power from Henry III in 1258.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThirteenth Century England XIV
Place of PublicationWoodbridge
PublisherBoydell and Brewer
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781843838098
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Robert Grosseteste
  • Simon de Montfort
  • Henry III
  • kingship
  • political thought
  • Aristotle

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