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ISBN 10 : 0192840754
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Download or read book The History of the English People 1000 1154 written by Henry (of Huntingdon) and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2002 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'In the year of grace 1066, the Lord, the ruler, brought to fulfilment what He had long planned for the English people: He delivered them up to be destroyed by the violent and cunning Norman race.'Henry of Huntingdon's narrative covers one of the most exciting and bloody periods in English history: the Norman Conquest and its aftermath. He tells of the decline of the Old English kingdom, the victory of the Normans at the Battle of Hastings, and the establishment of Norman rule. His accounts pf the kings who reigned during his lifetime - William II, Henry I, and Stephen - contain unique descriptions of people and events. Henry tells how promiscuity, greed, treachery, and crueltyproduced a series of disasters, rebellions, and wars. Interwoven with memorable and vivid battle-scenes are anecdotes of court life, the death and murder of nobles, and the first written record of Cnut and the waves and the death of Henry I from a surfeit of lampreys.Diana Greenway's translation of her definitive Latin text has been revised for this edition.


Download The Ecclesiastical History of the English People PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780191606014
Pages : 496 pages
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Download or read book The Ecclesiastical History of the English People written by Bede and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 1999-01-21 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Ecclesiastical History of the English People (731 AD) is Bede's most famous work. As well as providing the authoritative Colgrave translation of the Ecclesiastical History, this edition includes a new translation of the Greater Chronicle, in which Bede examines the Roman Empire and contemporary Europe. His Letter to Egbert gives his final reflections on the English Church just before his death, and all three texts here are further illuminated by a detailed introduction and explanatory notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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ISBN 10 : 0192838660
Pages : 500 pages
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Download or read book The Ecclesiastical History of the English People written by Saint Bede (the Venerable) and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1999 with total page 500 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bede's most famous work, this edition includes includes a translation of "The Greater Chronicle", in which Bede examines the Roman Empire and contemporary Europe. His "Letter to Egbert" gives his final reflections on the English Church just before his death.


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ISBN 10 : 9781803991412
Pages : 371 pages
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Download or read book Breakspear written by R. A. J. Waddingham and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2022-08-25 with total page 371 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In over 2,000 years of Christianity, there has been only one pope from England: Nicholas Breakspear. Breakspear was elected pope in 1154, but his story started long before that. The son of a local churchman near St Albans, he would battle his way across Europe to defend and develop Christianity, facing war in Scandinavia and the Moors in the Iberian Peninsula. But it was after he took the throne of St Peter as Adrian IV that he would face his greatest threat: Frederick Barbarossa, who was determined to restore the Holy Roman Empire to its former greatness. In Breakspear: The English Pope, R.A.J. Waddingham opens the archives to tell the story of a man who rose from humble beginnings to glorious power – and yet has been all but forgotten ever since.


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ISBN 10 : 1139444727
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Download or read book Power and the Nation in European History written by Len Scales and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2005-06-09 with total page 389 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Few would doubt the central importance of the nation in the making and unmaking of modern political communities. The long history of 'the nation' as a concept and as a name for various sorts of 'imagined community' likewise commands such acceptance. But when did the nation first become a fundamental political factor? This is a question which has been, and continues to be, far more sharply contested. A deep rift still separates 'modernist' perspectives, which view the political nation as a phenomenon limited to modern, industrialised societies, from the views of scholars concerned with the pre-industrial world who insist, often vehemently, that nations were central to pre-modern political life also. This book engages with these questions by drawing on the expertise of leading medieval, early modern and modern historians.


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ISBN 10 : 9780192602336
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Download or read book Why History written by Donald Bloxham and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-07-09 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is the point of history? Why has the study of the past been so important for so long? Why History? A History contemplates two and a half thousand years of historianship to establish how very different thinkers in diverse contexts have conceived their activities, and to illustrate the purposes that their historical investigations have served. Whether considering Herodotus, medieval religious exegesis, or twentieth-century cultural history, at the core of this work is the way that the present has been conceived to relate to the past. Alongside many changes in technique and philosophy, Donald Bloxham's book reveals striking long-term continuities in justifications for the discipline.


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ISBN 10 : 9781134256310
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Download or read book When is the Nation written by Atsuko Ichijo and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2005-11-17 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new collection of key authors on nationalism presents the latest thinking on this fundamental aspect of Politics, International Relations and Sociology. John Breuilly, Walker Connor, Steven Grosby, Eric Hobsbawm, Anthony D Smith and Pierre van den Berghe comprehensively explain and address the key contemporary question in nationalism studies of 'when is the nation?' , or what point in a nation's history is it born, with authority and freshness. Our world is still deeply imbedded in the language and practice of nations and nationalism and they remain central parts in understanding human society. This comparison and contrast of the main approaches reveals their strengths and weaknesses. This new text: * introduces the main schools of thought with clarity and concision * tackles the most pertinent questions in nationalism * delivers both theoretical and empirical perspectives * uses an innovative new interactive debate format with questions and answers * presents key case studies bringing theory to life The inclusion of case studies gives the reader fresh insight into specific nations and national groups, including The United States, Greece, England and Fiji. The accessible debate format puts main theories and thinkers to the test, enabling the reader to interact with the issues directly. This unique volume is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of nationalism, ethnicity and global conflict.


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ISBN 10 : 9780141976792
Pages : 1024 pages
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Download or read book The English and their History written by Robert Tombs and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2014-11-06 with total page 1024 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Masterful, an enormously readable narrative of the English people from the Anglo-Saxons to the present' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times, Books of the Year In The English and their History, the first full-length account to appear in one volume for many decades, Robert Tombs gives us the history of the English people, and of how the stories they have told about themselves have shaped them, from the prehistoric 'dreamtime' through to the present day. 'As ambitious as it is successful . . . Packed with telling detail and told with gentle, sardonic wit, a vast and delightful book' Ben MacIntyre, The Times, Books of the Year 'A stupendous achievement ... a story of a people we can't fail to recognize: stoical, brave, drunken, bloody-minded, violent, undeferential, yet paradoxically law-abiding ... I found myself gripped' Daniel Hannan, Spectator 'Original and enormously readable, this brilliant, hugely engaging work has a sly wit and insouciance that are of themselves rather English' Sinclair MacKay, Daily Telegraph


Download The Norman Conquest of England  Revised Edition  PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781467703802
Pages : 125 pages
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Download or read book The Norman Conquest of England Revised Edition written by Janice Hamilton and published by Twenty-First Century Books. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 125 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What happens when a foreigner takes over the throne of a powerful country like England? In the case of William the Conqueror, the forced rule would have an impact that lasted centuries. William was already Duke of Normandy—part of modern-day France. In 1066, he—along with thousands of Norman soldiers—invaded England and defeated King Harold Godwinson in the Battle of Hastings. As a result of William's victory, England's ties to Scandinavia loosened and its political and cultural traditions became more tightly linked to France and the rest of mainland Europe. The Norman Conquest of England is one of world history's most pivotal moments.


Download The Bayeux Tapestry PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781442251564
Pages : 576 pages
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Download or read book The Bayeux Tapestry written by John F. Szabo and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2015-06-18 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With over 1780 entries, Szabo and Kuefler offer the largest and most heavily annotated bibliography on the Tapestry ever written.


Download The Norman Conquest PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781317866275
Pages : 392 pages
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Download or read book The Norman Conquest written by Richard Huscroft and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-09-13 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Norman Conquest was one of the most significant events in European history. Over forty years from 1066, England was traumatised and transformed. The Anglo-Saxon ruling class was eliminated, foreign elites took control of Church and State, and England's entire political, social and cultural orientation was changed. Out of the upheaval which followed the Battle of Hastings, a new kind of Englishness emerged and the priorities of England's new rulers set the kingdom on the political course it was to follow for the rest of the Middle Ages. However, the Norman Conquest was more than a purely English phenomenon, for Wales, Scotland and Normandy were all deeply affected by it too. This book's broad sweep successfully encompasses these wider British and French perspectives to offer a fresh, clear and concise introduction to the events which propelled the two nations into the Middle Ages and dramatically altered the course of history.


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ISBN 10 : 9781526724298
Pages : 557 pages
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Download or read book Landscapes of the Norman Conquest written by Trevor Rowley and published by Pen and Sword Archaeology. This book was released on 2022-11-30 with total page 557 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For a long time, the Norman Conquest has been viewed as a turning point in English history; an event which transformed English identity, sovereignty, kingship, and culture. The years between 1066 and 1086 saw the largest transfer of property ever seen in English History, comparable in scale, if not greater, than the revolutions in France in 1789 and Russia in 1917. This transfer and the means to achieve it had a profound effect upon the English and Welsh landscape, an impact that is clearly visible almost 1,000 years afterwards. Although there have been numerous books examining different aspects of the British landscape, this is the first to look specifically at the way in which the Normans shaped our towns and countryside. The castles, abbeys, churches and cathedrals built in the new Norman Romanesque style after 1066 represent the most obvious legacy of what was effectively a colonial take-over of England. Such phenomena furnished a broader landscape that was fashioned to intimidate and demonstrate the Norman dominance of towns and villages. The devastation that followed the Conquest, characterised by the ‘Harrying of the North’, had a long-term impact in the form of new planned settlements and agriculture. The imposition of Forest Laws, restricting hunting to the Norman king and the establishment of a military landscape in areas such as the Welsh Marches, had a similar impact on the countryside.


Download Making England  796 1042 PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780429893179
Pages : 306 pages
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Download or read book Making England 796 1042 written by Richard Huscroft and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-07-11 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Making England, 796–1042 explores the creation and establishment of the kingdom of England and the significant changes that led to it becoming one of the most successful and sophisticated political structures in the western world by the middle of the eleventh century. At the end of the eighth century when King Offa of Mercia died, England was a long way from being a single kingdom ruled by a single king. This book examines how and why the kingdom of England formed in the way it did and charts the growth of royal power over the following two and a half centuries. Key political and military events are introduced alongside developments within government, the law, the church and wider social and economic changes to provide a detailed picture of England throughout this period. This is also set against a wider European context to demonstrate the influence of external forces on England’s development. With a focus on England’s rulers and elites, Making England, 796–1042 uncovers the type of kingdom England was and analyses its strengths and weaknesses as well as the emerging concept of a specifically English nation. Arranged both chronologically and thematically, and containing a selection of maps and genealogies, it is the ideal introducion to this subject for students of medieval history and of medieval England in particular.


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ISBN 10 : 9780748115174
Pages : 512 pages
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Download or read book Lady Of The English written by Elizabeth Chadwick and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-06-02 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Two very different women . . . Linked by destiny and a power struggle for the English crown. Empress Matilda, daughter of Henry I, is determined to win back her crown from Stephen, the usurper king, against all odds and despite all men. Adeliza, Henry's widowed queen and Matilda's stepmother, has always been on Matilda's side but now she is married to William D'Albini, a warrior of the opposition. In a world where a man's word is law, how can Adeliza obey her husband while supporting Matilda, the rightful queen? What does it cost to be 'Lady of the English'?


Download Ruling England 1042 1217 PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781317334750
Pages : 268 pages
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Download or read book Ruling England 1042 1217 written by Richard Huscroft and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-01-08 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ruling England, now in its second edition, is a key text for students wishing to understand the complexities of medieval kingship in England from 1042–1217. Beginning just before the Norman Conquest, and ending with the ratification of Magna Carta, this book is divided into three parts: Late Anglo-Saxon England, Anglo-Norman England and Angevin England. Richard Huscroft considers the reign of each king during these periods, including their relationships with the nobility, local government, the courts and the Church and poses the central question of how the ruler of the most sophisticated kingdom in twelfth century Europe was eventually compelled to submit to the humiliation of Magna Carta at the start of the thirteenth. This new edition has been fully revised and updated to take into account the latest scholarship. Throughout the book key areas of historiographical debate are highlighted and analysed, including nationhood, feudalism and Magna Carta. The narrative is supported by maps, a genealogy of the kings of England, a chronology, a glossary and an introduction to the principal narrative sources and their authors to provide a thorough introduction to the political history of medieval England. This book will be essential reading for students of English medieval history.


Download OCR A Level History  Early Medieval England 871   1107 PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781471836572
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Download or read book OCR A Level History Early Medieval England 871 1107 written by Andrew Holland and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-09-25 with total page 502 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Exam Board: OCR Level: A-level Subject: History First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2016 This is an OCR endorsed resource Build strong subject knowledge and skills in A Level History using the in-depth analysis and structured support in this tailor-made series for OCR's British period studies and enquiries. - Develops the analytical skills required to succeed in the period study by organising the narrative content around the key issues for students to explore - Enhances understanding of the chosen historical period, supplying a wealth of extracts and sources that offer opportunities to practise the evaluative skills needed for the enquiry - Progressively improves study skills through developmental activities and advice on answering practice exam questions - Helps students to review, revise and reflect on the course material through chapter summaries and revision activities that consolidate topic knowledge - Equips students with transferable critical thinking skills, presenting contrasting academic opinions that encourage A Level historians to make informed judgements on major debates Each title in the OCR A Level History series contains one or two British period studies and its associated enquiry, providing complete support for every option in Unit Group 1. Early Medieval England 871-1107 This title explores the reigns of Anglo-Saxon and Norman Kings from Alfred the Great to William II through two British period studies and two enquiries. It allows an in-depth understanding of the key historical knowledge, terms and concepts relevant to the period studied and encourages the critical use of evidence in investigating and assessing historical questions in the associated enquiries: 'Alfred the Great' and 'Norman England 1087-1107'. This title covers the following period studies and enquiries: - Alfred the Great - The Making of England 849-1016 - Anglo Saxon England and the Norman Conquest 1035-1087 - Norman England 1087-1107


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ISBN 10 : 9781444718683
Pages : 368 pages
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Download or read book The Adventure Of English written by Melvyn Bragg and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-12-21 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: English is the collective work of millions of people throughout the ages. It is democratic, ever-changing and ingenious in its assimilation of other cultures. English runs through the heart of world finance, medicine and the Internet, and it is understood by around two thousand million people across the world. Yet it was very nearly wiped out in its early years. In this book Melvyn Bragg shows us the remarkable story of the English language; from its beginnings as a minor guttural Germanic dialect to its position today as a truly established global language. THE ADVENTURE OF ENGLISH is not only an enthralling story of power, religion and trade, but also the story of people, and how their day-to-day lives shaped and continue to change the extraordinary language that is English.