Using a combination of original sources and sharp analysis, this book is sheds new light on a crucial period in England’s development. From Norman Conquest to Magna Carta is a wide-ranging history of England from 1066 to 1215 ideal for students and researchers throughout the field of medieval history.
Starting with the build-up to the Battle of Hastings and ending with the Magna Carta, Christopher Daniell traces the profound change England underwent over the period, from religion and the life of the court through to arts and architecture.
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This volume will make essential reading for all students and researchers of medieval history.
'A compendium of interesting facts … of great benefit both to university students and to general readers.' - History Today
'This is a modest and extremely useful introduction to the history of post-conquest England which I reccommend with great pleasure.' - History
Introduction. 1. Hastings and After, 1066-1100 2. Peoples and Families, 1066-1215 3. Boundaries and Networks 4. Court Life and Power 5. Government and Justice 6. Religion 7. Economy and Society 8. The Arts in England