England and Its Rulers; 1066-1272 / Edition 2

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England and its Rulers has established itself as an attractive and authoritative account of English history from 1066, which brings the chronicle sources to life and makes original assessments of the kings and political events. It emphasizes how the Norman Conquest was followed by the Angevin Empire and then by the Poitevin ministers and favourites brought in by King John and Henry III. The identity of English culture is analysed in the light of these strong external influences.
This new edition has an epilogue on Edward I (1272-1307), which considers his wars in Wales and Scotland and reassesses his character and achievements. It also contains a new bibliography on all aspects of English history in the period 1066-1307.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631205579
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Series: Blackwell Classic Histories of England Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 253
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

M. T. Clanchy taught Medieval History at Glasgow University from 1964 to 1985, before moving to London, where he now researches at the Institute of Historical Research, University College, and the Warburg Institute. He is the author of From Memory to Written Record, England 1066-1307 (Blackwell, second edition, 1993) and Abelard: A Medieval Life (Blackwell, 1997).
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Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Map 1: England and France
Map 2: England and the Mediterranean
Map 3: Edward I's kingdom in Britain
1 England's Place in Medieval Europe 1
Pt. I The Normans 1066-1135 19
2 The Norman Conquest 1066-87 24
3 Norman Government 1087-1135 41
4 Church Reform 57
Pt. II The Angevins 1135-99 75
5 Struggles for the Kingdom 1135-99 81
6 Law and Order 99
7 The Twelfth-century Renaissance 113
Pt. III The Poitevins 1199-1272 127
8 King John and the Minority of Henry III 1199-1227 132
9 The Personal Rule of Henry III 1227-58 150
10 National Identity 173
11 The Commune of England 1258-72 190
12 Epilogue: Edward I 1272-1307 206
Notes 230
Genealogical Tables
Normans and Angevins 239
Angevins and Poitevins 240
The Savoyards 241
Suggestions for Further Reading 242
Index 249
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