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Bristol and the end of empire: The consequences of the fall of Gascony

Fleming, Peter

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Peter Crooks
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David Green
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W. M. Ormrod
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Abstract

A discussion of the economic, social and political consequences to Bristol of the final English loss of Gascony in 1453. The discussion considers the possibility that this event encouraged Bristol-based exploration of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, leading, ultimately, to John Cabot's 'discovery' of Newfoundland in 1497.

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Pages 369-381
Series Title Harlaxton Medieval Studies
Series Number 26
Book Title The Plantaganet Empire, 1259–1453 Proceedings of the 2014 Harlaxton Symposium
ISBN 9781907730528
APA6 Citation Fleming, P. (in press). Bristol and the end of empire: The consequences of the fall of Gascony. In P. Crooks, D. Green, & W. M. Ormrod (Eds.), The Plantaganet Empire, 1259–1453 Proceedings of the 2014 Harlaxton Symposium, 369-381. Paul Watkins
Keywords Bristol, Gascony, exploration
Publisher URL http://www.stamford.co.uk/watkins/
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