late-medieval monarchy, gentry
Perhaps the principal difficulty that all late-medieval monarchs faced centered on the process by which royal wishes and needs were transformed into governmental reality in local communities throughout the kingdom. This process, long ignored by historians, has in the past forty years received increasing attention. Most of this attention, following K. B. McFarlane's "Bastard Feudal" construct, has focused on personal relationships between the king or a magnate and local gentry.
"The Trinity Gild of Coventry and the Royal Affinity, 1392-1413,"
Quidditas: Vol. 16
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/rmmra/vol16/iss1/6