A History of England, Volume I: Prehistory to 1714 / Edition 5

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For two-semester, junior/senior-level courses in the History of England. Volume I may be used for a one-semester course in the History of England to 1714.

This two-volume broad, narrative account of English history–from the first settlers in the Paleolithic Age to the present day–draws on the most up-to-date primary and secondary research to illuminate the full range of England's social, economic, cultural, and political past, and focuses on how and why events occurred.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136028611
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 9/29/2008
  • Series: MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 466
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1 THE LAND AND THE PEOPLE

The Earliest Inhabitants

The Neolithic Revolution

The Early Bronze Age

Stonehenge

The Late Bronze Age

The Celts

Further Reading

CHAPTER 2 ROMAN BRITAIN: 55 b.c.e.—450 c.e.

Hadrian’s Wall

The Roman Town

The Countryside

The Collapse of Roman Rule

Further Reading

CHAPTER 3 ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND: 450—1066

The Conquest of Britain

The Conversion to Christianity

The Creation of the English Monarchy

Alfred the Great and his Successors

Anglo-Saxon Government

The Structure of Society

Open Fields and Royal Boroughs

Monasticism and Learning

The Survival of the English Monarchy

Further Reading

CHAPTER 4 NORMAN ENGLAND

The Conquest of England

Feudalism

Domesday Book and the Manors of England

The Norman Church

The Machinery of Government

Tyranny and Anarchy

Further Reading

CHAPTER 5 THE ANGEVINS

The New Agriculture

Wool, Trade, and Towns

The Twelfth-Century Renaissance

The English Common Law

Henry II and the Church

The Angevin Empire

Wales , Ireland, and Scotland

Richard I and King John

Magna Carta

Further Reading

CHAPTER 6 THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY: 1216—1307

Barons and Knights

Manor and Village

Town and Guild

Bishops, Priests, and Friars

The Cathedral

The University

Henry III and the Provisions of Oxford

Edward I and Statute Law

Wales , Gascony, and Scotland

The Origins of Parliament

Further Reading

CHAPTER 7 WAR AND CRISIS: 1307—1399

Edward II and the Barons

Edward III and the Hundred Years’ War

The Evolution of Parliament

The Transformation of the Manor

The Impact of the Black Death

The Peasants’ Revolt

John Wyclif and Lollardy

The Emergence of an English Nationality

Richard II and the Defeat of Absolutism

Further Reading

CHAPTER 8 LANCASTER AND YORK: 1399—1485

Henry IV and the Foundations of Lancastrian Rule

Henry V and the War in France

Henry VI and the Decline of the Monarchy 196

The Wars of the Roses 199

Edward IV and the Restoration of Royal Power 202

Depression and Economic Change 205

Late Medieval Culture

Richard III and the Fall of the House of York

Further Reading

CHAPTER 9 THE REIGN OF HENRY VII: 1485—1509

Engrossment and Enclosure

Industry: Urban and Rural

Commerce: Foreign and Domestic

The Consolidation of Power

The Revival of Royal Power

The New Learning

Medieval and Modern

Further Reading

CHAPTER 10 WAR AND REFORMATION: 1509—1547

War and Diplomacy

The Divorce

Parliament and the Break with Rome

Resistance and Rebellion

The Dissolution of the Monasteries

The Tudor Revolution in Government

Scotland and France

The Growth of Protestantism

Further Reading

CHAPTER 11 PROTESTANT AND CATHOLIC: 1547—1558

Somerset and Reform

Ket’s Rebellion

The Economic Crisis of 1551

The Ascendancy of Northumberland

The Accession of Queen Mary

The Return to Rome

The Spanish Connection

Further Reading

CHAPTER 12 ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND: 1558—1603

Elizabeth and the Church

Elizabeth and Scotland

The Catholic Threat

The Puritan Threat

Economic Recovery

The Voyages of Discovery

The War Against Spain

Elizabeth and the Government of England

The Rise of the Gentry

Yeomen and Husbandmen

Beggars and Vagabonds

The Ascendancy of London

The Elizabethan World Picture

Postlude

Further Reading

CHAPTER 13 EARLY STUART ENGLAND: 1603—1640

The Accession of James I

James and the Law

Government by Court Favorites

Charles I and the Arts

Charles I and Parliament

The Eleven Years of Prerogative Government

Economic Depression

The Expansion of England

Further Reading

CHAPTER 14 THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION: 1640—1660

The Causes of the English Revolution

The Failure of Reform

Roundheads and Cavaliers

The Rise of Independency

The Commonwealth

The Triumph of Property

Overseas Expansion

The Search for Consent

The Restoration

Further Reading

CHAPTER 15 RESTORATION AND REVOLUTION: 1660—1689

The Scientific Revolution

Causes and Consequences

Restoration Society

Rural Society

The Restoration Settlement

The Failure of the Restoration Settlement

The Reign of James II

The Glorious Revolution

The Revolutionary Settlement

Further Reading

CHAPTER 16 WAR AND SOCIETY

The War of the League of Augsburg

The Financial Revolution

The Politics of War and Peace

The War of the Spanish Succession

The Politics of Victory

The New World of Trade

The Social Pyramid

The Augustan Age

Marriage, Courtship, and the Family

The Act of Union with Scotland

The Treaty of Utrecht

The Hanoverian Succession

Further Reading

APPENDIX

INDEX

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