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The King as an Anomaly

George Garnett

in Conquered England: Kingship, Succession, and Tenure 1066-1166

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198207931
eISBN:
9780191716775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207931.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter explores in more detail the transformation in tenure consequent on William's conquest. It concentrates on the writings of Eadmer of Canterbury who revealed a particularly acute ... More


Charters and Laws

T. M. Charles-Edwards

in Wales and the Britons, 350-1064

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198217312
eISBN:
9780191744778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217312.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter is the first in the second part of the book, devoted to the society of early‐medieval Wales. The two principal sources are the charters associated with two Glamorganshire churches, ... More


Frankish and Anglo-Saxon Justice

ALAN HARDING

in Medieval Law and the Foundations of the State

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198219583
eISBN:
9780191717574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219583.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

A ‘state of the realm’ (status regni) took shape out of the courts and procedures which were used by Frankish and Anglo-Saxon kings to protect property rights granted by royal charter or ‘landbook’ ... More


The Needs of the City

Caroline M. Barron

in London in the Later Middle Ages: Government and People 1200-1500

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257775
eISBN:
9780191717758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257775.003.02
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the privileges and support which the citizens of London sought from the Crown in the period 1200-1500. In particular, the Londoners were anxious to secure self-government, ... More


The Charters of King Alfred: A Higher Order of Scholarship or Speculation?

Alfred P. Smyth

in King Alfred the Great

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229896
eISBN:
9780191678936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229896.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the few charters of King Alfred which have survived. It notes that the modest scale of the surviving collection of Alfredian charters can only properly be appreciated when set ... More


Confluence: English Council, Feudal Counsel, 1066–1189

J. R. Maddicott

in The Origins of the English Parliament, 924-1327

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199585502
eISBN:
9780191723148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585502.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This chapter traces the evolution of assemblies from the Norman Conquest to the death of Henry II. It shows that the Norman kings took over the Anglo‐Saxon institution of the witan, but transformed ... More


Anglo-Saxon Deviant Burial Customs

Andrew Reynolds

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199544554
eISBN:
9780191720390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544554.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book is the first to investigate how Anglo‐Saxon society dealt with social outcasts. The study begins in the period immediately following Roman rule and ends in the century following the Norman ... More


The Geography of Deviant Burial in Anglo‐Saxon England

Andrew Reynolds

in Anglo-Saxon Deviant Burial Customs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199544554
eISBN:
9780191720390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544554.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter comprises an innovative assessment of the development of the geography of burial in the Anglo‐Saxon landscape from the 5th to the 12th century. A detailed study of six Early Anglo‐Saxon ... More


Piers Gaveston: Edward II's Adoptive Brother

Pierre Chaplais

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204497
eISBN:
9780191676314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204497.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This is a highly original reappraisal of the role of Piers Gaveston in English history and of his personal relationship with Edward II. It challenges the accepted view that Gaveston had a homosexual ... More


Creation

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

Of the personality of John Lyon we know almost nothing. Sentimentalists have endowed him with many virtues, from visionary prophecy to the ruddy, healthy independence of the archerypal English ... More


The Law of the Exchequer and the Custom of the Realm

J. C. Holt

in The Northerners: A Study in the Reign of King John

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203094
eISBN:
9780191675713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203094.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

In 1215 the King's opponents reviewed every important feature of royal policy and attempted to set limitations to his freedom of action. They did not see themselves as attacking or suppressing some ... More


King Alfre’s Witan: Kingmakers and Wise Men in the Council of a King

Alfred P. Smyth

in King Alfred the Great

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229896
eISBN:
9780191678936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229896.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the King Alfred's Witan who are royal councillors that possesses the power to depose kings; who help to decide on the crucial business of making war, and who help kings to ... More


A Glittering Scene: Joseph Drury and Byron’s Harrow, 1785–1805

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

Harrow School at the end of the 18th century presents a deceptive image. As with English society itself, behind the successful pursuit and maintenance of traditional outward forms and structures, ... More


The Fingall Cartulary Book List

Alan Coates

in English Medieval Books: The Reading Abbey Collections from Foundation to Dispersal

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207566
eISBN:
9780191677724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207566.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

At some time in or before 1792, a number of old books were found hidden away at Shinfield House, south of Reading, which was owned by the Earl of Fingall. The books were taken to nearby Woolhampton ... More


Latin in Ecclesiastical Contexts

Carolinne White

in Latin in Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266083
eISBN:
9780191851476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266083.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The murder of Thomas Becket in 1170 and its aftermath provide the starting point for a brief survey of various genres of Latin writing associated with the church and its administration in Britain ... More


York: The Making of a City 1068-1350

Sarah Rees Jones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198201946
eISBN:
9780191746338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201946.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

York was one of the most important cities in medieval England. This original study traces the development of the city from the Norman Conquest to the Black Death. The twelfth and thirteenth centuries ... More


Introduction

Sarah Rees Jones

in York: The Making of a City 1068-1350

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198201946
eISBN:
9780191746338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201946.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter provides a chronological introduction to the history of York, concentrating on the period before 1068. It surveys both medieval histories of the origins of the city such as those ... More


Christianity and the ‘Sacred Tree’

Della Hooke

in Trees and Timber in the Anglo-Saxon World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199680795
eISBN:
9780191760839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680795.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Trees were powerful icons in many pre-Christian religions and the presence of trees or posts as symbolic features at royal sites is now archaeologically attested in Britain. Whilst these beliefs were ... More


Charters and contexts:: gender, women and power

Susan M. Johns

in Gender, nation and conquest in the high Middle Ages: Nest of Deheubarth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719089992
eISBN:
9781781706039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089992.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter considers charter evidence as a guide to women’s power in twelfth-century Wales, in order to place the analysis of Nest in a broader analytical framework. Building on the previous ... More


The English Context: The ‘Book of Winchester’ and the Domus Dei

Sally Harvey

in Domesday: Book of Judgement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199669783
eISBN:
9780191757501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669783.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter considers the context of Domesday Book and the significance of contemporary terms for the Inquiry and the Book, including that of Book of Winchester. The chapter assesses the position of ... More


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