2nd Edition

From Roman Britain to Norman England

By P.H. Sawyer Copyright 1998
    336 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    336 Pages
    by Routledge

    This revised edition of the classic text of the period provides both the student and the specialist with an informative account of post-Roman English society.
    After a general survey of the main developments from the fourth century to the eleventh, the book offers analysis of:
    * social organization
    * the changing character of kingship, of royal government and the influence of the church
    * the history of settlement
    * the making of the landscape
    * the growth of towns and trade
    * the consequences of the Norman Conquest.
    The author also considers the various influences; British, Frankish, Viking and Christian that helped shape English society and contributed to the making of a united kingdom.

    I: The seventh century and before; 2: The making of one kingdom; III: The making of the landscape; IV: Lords, kinsmen and neighbours; V: Kingship and government; VI: Towns and trade; VII: The church and society; VIII: The consequences of the Norman Conquest; IX: Postscript to the second edition


    P.H. Sawyer