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Ruling England, 1042-1217

1st Edition

By Richard Huscroft


264 pages

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eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315835365
pub: 2014-01-14
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A new history of post-conquest England which makes the new kingdom accessible through a focus on its kings and how it was ruled, featuring the empire building dynasties.

The central theme of the book is the rise and fall of English kingship during this period and at its heart is the central question of how the ruler of the most sophisticated kingdom in 12th century Europe was eventually compelled to submit to the humiliation of Magna Carta at the start of the thirteenth. The book also reaffirms the importance of high politics in English history. No proper understanding of the wider aspects of medieval history (social, economic, cultural) is possible without a firm grounding in political events, and this book covers these themes in depth.

Table of Contents

Introduction PART I LATE ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND, 1042-1066 PART II ANGLO-NORMAN ENGLAND, 1066-1154 PART III ANGEVIN ENGLAND, 1154-1217 Suggestions for Further Reading Notes Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HISTORY / Medieval