Christopher Daniell's Atlas of Medieval Britain presents a sweeping visual survey of Britain from the Roman occupation to 1485.
Annotated throughout with clear commentary, this volume tells the story of the British Isles, and makes visually accessible the varied and often complex world of the Middle Ages. The Atlas depicts the spatial distribution of key events and buildings between 1066 and 1485, as well as providing the relevant Anglo-Saxon background. Charting the main political, administrative and religious features of medieval society, the maps also locate cultural landmarks such as the sites of mystery plays, universities and specific architectural styles.
Topics covered include:
- Iron Age and Roman occupation
- Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
- changing political scenarios within England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland
- religious framework, including diocesan boundaries, monasteries and friaries
- government, society and economy.
Complete with recommended further reading, this volume is an indispensable reference resource for all students of medieval British history.
Table of Contents
Preface Contents Introduction Section one 1. Physical Geography of the British Isles 2. Vinyards in 1086 Domesday Book as Evidence of Climate Change 3. Medieval English Counties 4. Sheriffdoms of Scotland late 15th Century 5. Counties of Scotland pre 1890 6. Welsh Historic Counties 7. Irish Historic Provinces and Counties Section two - Roman and Early Middle Ages 8. Major Iron Age Tribes 9. Roman Province of Britannia AD 212 - 296 10. Roman Province of Britannia in the 4th Century 11. Kingdoms in the British Isles c. 800 AD 12.Viking Settlement and Anglo-Saxon Burhs 13. Anglo-Saxon Dioceses in 9th Century 14. Anglo-Saxon Dioceses 900 -1066 15. New Boroughs in Anglo-Saxon England 16. Mints of Edward the Confessor 17. Wales in the Mid 11th Century 18. Five Kingdoms of Ireland and Major Viking towns 19. Anglo-Saxon Earldoms in 1065 Section three - Central and Later Medieval Period - a. War and politics 20. 1066 - Campaigns of August to October 21. William the Conqueror's Conquest of England, 1066-1072 22. Castles in Domesday Book 1086 23. Ireland on the Eve of the Norman Invasion 24. Ireland's Anglo-Norman Colony c. 1210 25. Wales c. 1200 26. King John's Campaign and the Baron's Revolt 1215-1216 27. Edward I's 1277 Campaign and Castles 28. Edwardian Settlement of Wales 1277-1295 29. Power in Wales 1322-1326 30. Power in Wales 1327-1330 31. Edward I's Scottish Campaign 1296 32. Robert Bruce's recovery of Scotland 1307-1318 33. Campaigns of Edward Bruce in Ireland 1315-1317 34. Edward III's Recovery of Scotland 1333-1335 35. Scottish Recovery 1335-1356 36. Border Battles in the Hundred Years War - Battles of Halidon Hill, Otterburn and Neville's Cross 37. The Lordship of the Isles 38. Peasant's Revolt 1381 39. Glyndwr's Revolt 1400-1401 40. Glyndwr's Revolt 1402 41. Glyndwr's Revolt 1403-1405 42. Glyndwr's Revolt 1406-1415 43. Glyndwr's Proposed Tripartite Division of England and Wales 1405 44. French attacks on England during Hundred Years War 45. Locations of Major English Parliaments, 1258-1301 46. Locations of Parliaments and Councils during Reign of Edward III, 1327-1377 47. English Parliamentary Borough Representation, early 15th C 48. Castles 49. Ireland - Areas Outside Limits of English Authority 50. The English Pale in Ireland 51. Burial Places of the Rulers of England 1066-1485 52. Burial Places of the Scottish Kings 1093-1542 53. Wars of the Roses 1455-70 54. Wars of the Roses 1471-85 55. Battle of Bosworth: Routes taken by Richard III and Henry Tudor 56. Battle of Bosworth, 22 Aug 1485 Government, society and economy 57. Domesday Book circuits, 1086 58. Mints of William the Conqueror 59. Mints of Henry I 1100-1135 60. Find spots from the London and York Mints: Edward the Confessor; William the Conqueror and Henry I 61. Mints of Stephen and Matilda 1135-1154 62. Mints of Henry III 1216-1272 63. Mints of the Scottish Kings 1124-1286 64. Major Road and River Networks in England and Wales 65. Road Networks As Used By King John, Edward I and Edward II 66. Routes Used By Edward I More Than Once 67. Disposition of Ships Available to the Crown, 1206 and 1235 68. Cinque Ports 69. London's Wards and Wealth, 1332 70. London's Hinterland 71. Regional Influence of Some Major Fairs 72. Staple Ports as specified by Edward III, 1353 73. Late 14th Century English Cloth Industry 74. Medieval Markets in Devon 75. The Black Death 1348-1350 76. Deserted English Medieval Villages 77. New Boroughs in England 1066-1500 78. Ranking of Twenty Wealthiest Towns in Domesday Book, 1086 79. Ranking of Twenty Wealthiest Towns in 1334 Lay Subsidy Assessment 80. Ranking of Twenty Wealthiest Towns by 1377 Poll Tax Assessment b. Religion and Culture 81. English Dioceses and their Wealth 82. Monastic and Secular Cathedrals in England 83. Scottish Dioceses and their Wealth 84. Welsh Dioceses and their Wealth 85. Irish Dioceses and their Wealth 86. Benedictine Monasteries in England and Wales 87. Alien Benedictine Monasteries in England and Wales 88. Benedictine Nunneries in England and Wales 89. Benedictine Monasteries in Scotland 90. Cistercian Monastic Growth 1128-1152 91. Cistercian Monastic Growth After 1152 92. Cistercian Nunneries in England and Wales 93. Cistercian Nunneries in Scotland 94. Cistercian Monasteries in Ireland 95. Cluniac Monasteries and Nunneries in Great Britain 96. Carthusian Monasteries in Great Britain 97. Monasteries of the Order of Tiron in Great Britain 98. Austin (Augustinian) Monasteries in England and Wales 99. Austin (Augustinian) Nunneries in England and Wales 100. Austin (Augustinian) Monasteries in Scotland 101. Premonstratensian Monasteries and Nunneries in England and Wales 102. Premonstratensian Monasteries in Scotland 103. Gilbertine Monasteries and Nunneries in Great Britain 104. Franciscan Province of England and Wales 105. Franciscan Province of Scotland 106. Franciscan Province of Ireland 107. Dominican Province of England and Wales 108. Dominican Province of Scotland 109. Dominican Province of Ireland 110. Austin (Augustinian) Friaries in England and Wales 111. Carmelite Friaries in England and Wales 112. Carmelite Friaries in Scotland 113.Towns with Four Main Orders of Friars in Great Britain 114. Minor Orders of Friars in Great Britain 115. Hospitaler Houses in the British Isles 116. Knights Templar Preceptories and Hospitals 117. Larger Jewish Communities in England 118. Major Architectural Sites of the 12th Century 119. Major Architectural Sites of the 13th Century 120. Major Architectural Sites of the 14th Century 121. Major Architectural Sites of the 15th Century 122. Medieval Mystery Plays 123. Medieval Universities and Colleges 1200-1500
Christopher Daniell is a Research Associate and former Honorary Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York. He is the author of From Norman Conquest to Magna Carta, England 1066- 1215 (Routledge, 2003). He currently works as Historic Building Advisor for the British Government.
'This book is an excellent reference source for any medievalist, and should be included in the reference section of all academic libraries as the graphic material is easy to understand and presents crucial historical information in a clear and precise manner that any undergraduate or graduate student would appreciate.' – Reference Reviews