England and Its Rulers 1066-1307 / Edition 3by M. T. Clanchy, Michael T. Clanchy
England and its Rulers has established itself as the most attractive and authoritative account of English history from 1066. For this third edition, three new chapters have been added which examine the social and economic history of the period, particularly focusing on the creation of wealth, the rise of the aristocracy and the chronicling of a British as/i>… See more details below
England and its Rulers has established itself as the most attractive and authoritative account of English history from 1066. For this third edition, three new chapters have been added which examine the social and economic history of the period, particularly focusing on the creation of wealth, the rise of the aristocracy and the chronicling of a British as opposed to an exclusively English history. The bibliography and suggested further reading sections have been fully updated, while additions and amendments have been made throughout.
Table of Contents
Preface to Third Edition.
Preface to Second Edition.
Preface to First 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.
England and its conquerors.
Europe and the world.
Interpretations of English History.
England and Britain.
Part I: The Normans (1066-1135):.
2. The Norman Conquest (1066-87).
Immediately after the Conquest.
Debates about the Conquest.
English feelings about the Normans.
Names and languages.
3. Norman Government (1087-1135).
William Rufus and Henry I.
The development of institutions.
4. Church Reform.
The Anglo-Saxon church.
Lanfranc and Norman control.
Anselm and religios perfection.
5. The Creation of Wealth.
Competition between churches and towns.
Markets and money.
What was wealth?.
Did the Normans make a difference?.
Part II: The Angevins (1135-99):.
6. Struggles for the Kingdom (1135-99).
Property and Inheritance.
Stephen and Matilda.
Henry II’s ancestral rights.
Henry II and his sons.
7. Law and Order.
The law and feudalism.
The systems described by Glanvill.
Henry II’s intentions.
Why did England develop a system of its own?.
8. The Twelfth-Century Renaissance.
England’s place in this Renaissance.
Curiales and Latinists.
The Owl and the Nightingale.
Artists and patrons.
9. The Matter of Britain.
Arthur and Merlin.
Wales – defining an allegiance.
Modernization in Scotland.
Civilization in Ireland.
Part III: The Poitevins (1199-1272):.
10. King John and the Minority of Henry III (1199-1227).
The Pointevin connection.
The record of King John.
The regency of William the Marshal.
Implications of the minority.
11. The Personal Rule of Henry III (1227-58).
The return of Peter des Roches.
Henry’s style of kingship.
Henry’s European strategy.
The ‘Sicilian business’.
12. National Identity.
National feeling in Henry III’s reign.
The papacy and internationalism.
The identity of England.
The use of the English language.
From lordship to nation state.
The expulsion of the Poitevins.
13. The Commune of England (1258-72).
The confederates of 1258.
The idea of commune.
The Provisions of Oxford.
Henry III’s recovery.
Monarchy versus community.
The king and Westminster abbey.
14. Lordship and the Structure of Society.
Women and lordship.
Lords, freemen and serfs.
Lordship and management.
15. Epilogue: Edward I (1272-1307).
Assessing the king’s character.
The enforcement of royal rights.
The conquest of Wales.
The subjection of Scotland.
English law and nationalism.
Normans and Angevins.
Suggestions for Further Reading.
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