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Date of Award

9-1968

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

History

Supervisor

John H. Trueman

Abstract

An attempt is made to re-examine the last years of the reign Richard II, 1396-1399. Although the opinions of modern historians are discussed, the primary concentration of modern historians are discussed, the primary concentration is upon the original sources of the period, both the literary and record evidence. The approach taken is to examine in some detail Richard's behaviour in the three main areas of governmental activity-central, local, and foreign affairs. Within these spheres the arrangement is generally chronological. The conclusion is that Richard was deposed by his subjects not, as has so often been suggested, because of any autocratic or "despotic" inclinations but because he was completely lacking in popular support, support which had, by this time, become essential to the conduct of government.

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