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The rhetoric of the royal chamber in late medieval London, York and Coventry.

Liddy, C. (2002) 'The rhetoric of the royal chamber in late medieval London, York and Coventry.', Urban history., 29 (3). pp. 323-349.

Abstract

In the late medieval period several English cities claimed the distinction of being a royal chamber: London and York referred to themselves as the 'king's chamber', whilst Coventry called itself the 'prince's chamber'. Examining the meaning of the metaphor of the chamber, this article provides a new perspective on the way in which cities negotiated their relations with the crown and shows how the chamber became an important aspect of corporate urban identity from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Metaphor, Urban identity, Monarchy.
Full text:PDF - Published Version (160Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0963926802003012
Publisher statement:© Cambridge University Press 2002
Record Created:23 May 2008
Last Modified:01 Jun 2011 11:20

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