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The Adviser to Princes

in Machiavelli

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political Theory. 10418 words.

‘The Adviser to Princes’ considers The Prince, written by Machiavelli in order to recommend himself to the new Medici rulers of Florence. The book is concerned with gaining and holding...

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Aristocratic Economies

Joanna Drell.

in The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe

August 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Gender and Sexuality. 8042 words.

This essay examines the economic activities and "work" of aristocratic women, c.1000–c.1400. Despite the limitations posed by law, custom, and social expectation, women played a central...

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barter Economy

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Economic History.

An economy in which goods are directly exchanged for other goods without the use of a medium of exchange.

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Beauclerk, Charles, first duke of St Albans

William Hunt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Irish History; British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 958 words.

Beauclerk, Charles, first duke of St Albans (1670–1726), army officer, the illegitimate son of Charles II and Nell Gwyn, was born at his mother's house in Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, on 8...

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Beaufort, Edmund, first duke of Somerset

Colin Richmond.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Irish History; UK Politics; British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Local and Family History; History; History of Agriculture. 2464 words.

Beaufort, Edmund, first duke of Somerset (c. 1406–1455), magnate and soldier, was the younger brother of John Beaufort, duke of Somerset (1404–1444); John and Edmund were the second and...

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Beaufort, Edmund, styled third duke of Somerset

Michael K. Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Irish History; UK Politics; British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Local and Family History; History; History of Agriculture. 1445 words.

Beaufort, Edmund, styled third duke of Somerset (c. 1438–1471), magnate, was the second of the three sons of Edmund Beaufort, first duke of Somerset (d. 1455), and his wife, Eleanor,...

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Beaufort, Henry [called the Cardinal of England]

G. L. Harriss.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Irish History; British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; UK Politics. 6865 words.

Beaufort, Henry [called the Cardinal of England] (1375?–1447), bishop of Winchester and cardinal, was the second of four illegitimate children of John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster...

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Beaufort, Henry, second duke of Somerset

Michael K. Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Irish History; UK Politics; British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Local and Family History; History; History of Agriculture. 2526 words.

Beaufort, Henry, second duke of Somerset (1436–1464), magnate, was born early in 1436, the eldest son of Edmund Beaufort, first duke of Somerset (d. 1455), and his wife, Eleanor, daughter...

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Beaufort, John, duke of Somerset

G. L. Harriss.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Irish History; UK Politics; British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Local and Family History; History; History of Agriculture. 1250 words.

Beaufort, John, duke of Somerset (1404–1444), magnate and soldier, was the second son of John Beaufort, marquess of Dorset and of Somerset (d. 1410), and Margaret Holland, daughter of...

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Beaufort, John, marquess of Dorset and marquess of Somerset

G. L. Harriss.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Irish History; British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political Institutions; Public Administration. 1424 words.

Beaufort, John, marquess of Dorset and marquess of Somerset (c. 1371–1410), soldier and administrator, was the first offspring of the liaison between John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster...

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