A History of England

A History of England

by Clayton Roberts, David Roberts

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ISBN-13: 9780133900057
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 01/01/1980
Pages: 452

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  

Baronsand 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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