England and Its Rulers 1066-1307 / Edition 3

England and Its Rulers 1066-1307 / Edition 3

by M. T. Clanchy, Michael T. Clanchy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405106492

ISBN-13: 9781405106498

Pub. Date: 10/02/2006

Publisher: Wiley

England and its Rulers has established itself as an attractive and authoritative account of English history from 1066. For this third edition, three new chapters have been added, the bibliography and suggested further reading sections have been fully updated, and additions and amendments have been made throughout.

  • New edition of the

Overview

England and its Rulers has established itself as an attractive and authoritative account of English history from 1066. For this third edition, three new chapters have been added, the bibliography and suggested further reading sections have been fully updated, and additions and amendments have been made throughout.

  • New edition of the standard introduction to this popular period of English history.
  • Assesses the reigns of successive monarchs including William the Conqueror, Henry I, Richard the Lionheart, and King John.
  • Includes an epilogue on the reign of Edward I (1272-1307).
  • Three new chapters examine the social and economic history of the period and the British dimension of English history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405106498
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/02/2006
Series:
Blackwell Classic Histories of England Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Third Edition.

Preface to Second Edition.

Preface to First Edition.

Maps.

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.

England’s destiny.

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.

Domesday Book.

3. Norman Government (1087-1135).

William Rufus and Henry I.

The development of institutions.

The Exchequer.

Feudalism.

4. Church Reform.

The Anglo-Saxon church.

Lanfranc and Norman control.

Anselm and religios perfection.

Monastic expansion.

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.

Richard I.

7. Law and Order.

The law and feudalism.

The systems described by Glanvill.

Henry II’s intentions.

Bureaucracy.

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.

Magna Carter.

The regency of William the Marshal.

Implications of the minority.

11. The Personal Rule of Henry III (1227-58).

Contemporary rulers.

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.

Personal display.

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.

Notes.

Genealogical Tables.

Normans and Angevins.

The Savoyards.

Suggestions for Further Reading.

Index.

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