This two-volume narrative of English history draws on the most up-to-date primary and secondary research, encouraging students to interpret the full range of England's social, economic, cultural, and political past.
A History of England, Volume 1 (Prehistory to 1714), focuses on the most important developments in the history of England through the early 18th century. Topics include the Viking and Norman conquests of the 11th century, the creation of the monarchy, the Reformation, and the Glorious Revolution of 1688.
Table of Contents
1. The Land and the People 2.Roman Britain: 55 BCE-450 CE 3. Anglo-Saxon England: 450-1066 4. Norman England 5.The Angevins 6.The Thirteenth Century: 1216-1307 7.War and Crisis: 1307-1399 8.Lancaster and York: 1399-1485 9. The Reign of Henry VII: 1485-1509 10. War and Reformation: 1509-1547 11. Protestant and Catholic: 1547-1558 12. Elizabethan England: 1558-1603 13. Early Stuart England: 1603-1640 14. The English Revolution: 1640-1660 15. Restoration and Revolution: 1660-1689 16. War and Society
Douglas R. Bisson is professor of history at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of The Merchant Adventurers of England: The Company and the Crown, 1474-1564 (University of Delaware Press, 1993) and co-author of A History of England, sixth edition, two volumes (Pearson, 2013).
"The book is well-written and easy to read. The chapters are easy for students to follow."
Carlton Wilson, North Carolina Central University
"A useful, student friendly book that any instructor should not hesitate to use. The books provides a balanced treatment of the history of England that works well with any classroom approach."
Van Leslie, Athens State University
"The text is a fine introduction to Early English history. It is designed for the undergraduate and is particularly appropriate for students who have little background in medieval and early modern history."
Rosemary Thurston, New Jersey City University
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