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Introduction

Robin Frame

in The Political Development of the British Isles 1100–1400

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206040
eISBN:
9780191676949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206040.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This book offers a complementary, rather than an alternative, perspective on the history of politics in the British Isles from 1100 to 1400. A view that ... More


Introduction

R.R. Davies

in The First English Empire: Power and Identities in the British Isles 1093-1343

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199257249
eISBN:
9780191698439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257249.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Two contemporary images of the history of medieval England help establish the central theme of this book. The first image — seen in Flores Historiarum — displays the coronation of the Kings of ... More


The Political Development of the British Isles 1100–1400

Robin Frame

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206040
eISBN:
9780191676949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206040.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

All too often British history means English history and the histories of Wales, Scotland, and Ireland are left to scholars of the ‘Celtic Fringe’. In this clear and ... More


Uniting the Nations?

Stephen Conway

in The British Isles and the War of American Independence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254552
eISBN:
9780191698231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254552.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter considers whether the war promoted an overarching sense of Britishness. The connection between war and national identity and the timing or even the reality of the emergence of a popular ... More


Lordship in the British Isles, c.1320–c.1360: the Ebb Tide of the English Empire?

Brendan smith

in Power and Identity in the Middle Ages: Essays in Memory of Rees Davies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199285464
eISBN:
9780191700330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285464.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter shows that lordship in the British Isles in the middle decades of the 14th century was sufficiently flexible to withstand both famine and plague, but was most robust in areas such as ... More


British geography 1500–1900: an imprecise review

David N. Livingstone

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter presents an impressionistic, and thus imprecise, sketch of the history of British geography from 1500 to 1900. Over these 400 years, British geography has assumed many different forms in ... More


The British Isles and the War of American Independence

Stephen Conway

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254552
eISBN:
9780191698231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254552.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines a hitherto neglected aspect of the War of American Independence, providing the first wide-ranging account of the impact of this 18th-century conflict upon the politics, economy, ... More


Apologia

R. R. Davies

in Lords and Lordship in the British Isles in the Late Middle Ages

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542918
eISBN:
9780191715648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542918.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The concept of ‘lordship’ has been more central to the historiography of medieval France and Germany than to that of England or Britain. This may be because England was a king-focused political ... More


Introduction ‘The Most Victorious Battle of Bannockburn’

Michael Brown

in Bannockburn: The Scottish War and the British Isles 1307-1323

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633326
eISBN:
9780748672127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633326.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Bannockburn did not determine the battle between Robert Bruce and Edward Plantagenet in spite of the scale of the Scottish victory and of the disaster that engulfed the English. The battle ended the ... More


The History of British Birds

Derek Yalden and Umberto Albarella

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217519
eISBN:
9780191712296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217519.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ornithology

Birds, in contrast to mammals, are thought to have fragile bones, which are difficult to identify when found, so have no useful archaeological record. This book is based on an accumulation of over ... More


War, Peace, and Empire

Stephen Conway

in The British Isles and the War of American Independence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254552
eISBN:
9780191698231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254552.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter asks whether the experience of the American conflict altered British attitudes to war and to empire. In many senses the answer must be no, continuity is often the dominant impression. ... More


The Origins of Easter

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the origins of Easter. As the execution and resurrection of its founder were the principal events upon which Christianity has based its claims in Messianism, it was inevitable ... More


Divisions within the Whole

Stephen Conway

in The British Isles and the War of American Independence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254552
eISBN:
9780191698231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254552.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter is devoted to the political battles within the British Isles associated with the conflict. It explores the division within Britain and Ireland, looking first to see whether a ... More


The Sea Kings

Michael Brown

in The Wars of Scotland 1214–1371

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612376
eISBN:
9780748672301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612376.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The thirteenth-century kings of Scotland viewed the world from the core of their realm in the valleys of the Tay, the Forth, and the Tweed. Between 1214 and 1286 the kings sought to establish ... More


Mobilization

Stephen Conway

in The British Isles and the War of American Independence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254552
eISBN:
9780191698231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254552.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the mobilization of manpower for the war, considering the scale and breadth of participation in the armed forces, official and unofficial. This is an important starting point, ... More


Rhetoric and Reality: British Migration to Canada, 1867–1967

Marjory Harper

in Canada and the British Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563746
eISBN:
9780191701900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563746.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the rhetoric and reality of British migration to Canada during the period from 1867 to 1967. The Confederation census reported in 1871 that 16% of Canada's population had been ... More


The Conversion to Christianity: A Clash of Religions, a Blend of Religions

Ronald Hutton

in Pagan Britain

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300197716
eISBN:
9780300198584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197716.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The vast and unified polity of the Roman Empire favoured the spread of Christianity from its birthplace in Palestine, but the rejection of older religious traditions, embodied in the Christian claim, ... More


Lord of the Isles

Michael Brown

in The Wars of Scotland 1214–1371

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612376
eISBN:
9780748672301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612376.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The years of crisis and war which engulfed the Scottish realm between 1286 and 1356 altered political relationships and power structures across the north and west of the British Isles. Nowhere were ... More


Introduction

Stephen Conway

in The British Isles and the War of American Independence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254552
eISBN:
9780191698231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254552.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter begins with a brief background of the American war. It then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine the impact of this war on the British Isles. It describes ... More


Parliamentary Power and Parliamentary Reform

Stephen Conway

in The British Isles and the War of American Independence

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254552
eISBN:
9780191698231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254552.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the parliaments of the British Isles. The Westminster Parliament saw its authority curbed, most obviously in relation to America but also over the rest of the empire. The ... More


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