Warfare under the Anglo-Norman Kings 1066-1135

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This study of the battles waged between 1066 and 1135 by the Anglo-Norman kings of England ? William the Conqueror, William Rufus and Henry I ?is a major restatement of the nature of medieval warfare in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Bringing together the two major trends in recent medieval military history, the study of military organisations and the study of campaigns, Stephen Morillo illuminates the interrelationship of military organisation and social and political structures and brings many new ...

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Overview

This study of the battles waged between 1066 and 1135 by the Anglo-Norman kings of England — William the Conqueror, William Rufus and Henry I —is a major restatement of the nature of medieval warfare in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Bringing together the two major trends in recent medieval military history, the study of military organisations and the study of campaigns, Stephen Morillo illuminates the interrelationship of military organisation and social and political structures and brings many new perceptions to bear, such as the central role of the familia regis, the King's military household. The roles of armies and castles and the normal activities of warfare are examined to show why sieges were far more common than pitched battles. Siege and battle tactics are analysed in the context of social and political influences, administrative structures and campaign patterns, and a connection is proposed in most pre-modern warfare between government strength and infantry quality.Dr STEPHEN MORILLOteaches at Wabash College, Indiana. He has published numerous articles on Anglo-Norman warfare.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780851156897
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/6/1997
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Drawings
Preface
List of Abbreviations
1 Introduction 1
2 Contexts: The World of Anglo-Norman Warfare 16
The Institutional Context: The Military System as a Branch of Government 16
The Social Context: 'Feudal Society' and a Warrior Aristocracy 19
The Political Context: Warfare as a Tool of Policy 28
The Geographical Context: The Strategic Map 34
3 The Anglo-Norman Military System 41
Manpower 41
The Leadership Pool 41
Manpower Pools 47
The Composition of Armies 51
The Size of Armies 57
Ships and Sailors 59
Administration 60
The Familia Regis 60
The Fyrd and the Feudal Hosts 66
Castle Ward 74
Supply 77
Engineering 80
Training 88
Demobilization 91
4 Warfare I: Patterns and Campaigns 94
The Role of Castles 94
The Role of Field Forces 97
Field Forces on Campaign 111
Movement 111
Maintenance 124
5 Warfare II: Sieges and Battles 136
Siege Warfare 136
Battle
General Characteristics 144
Anglo-Norman Battles 163
Naval Combat 174
Prisoners 177
6 Conclusions 180
Bibliography 193
Index 201
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