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The Formation of the English Kingdom in the Tenth Century

George Molyneaux

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198717911
eISBN:
9780191787386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717911.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This book’s central argument is that the English kingdom which existed at the time of the Norman Conquest was defined by the geographical parameters of a set of administrative reforms implemented in ... More


The Geographical Extension of Cerdicing Domination

George Molyneaux

in The Formation of the English Kingdom in the Tenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198717911
eISBN:
9780191787386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717911.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This chapter provides a concise narrative of the late Anglo-Saxon period and analyses how and why the West Saxon Cerdicing kings extended their domination across what became the English kingdom ... More


The Cerdicings and Their Greater Subordinates from the Late Ninth to the Mid-Tenth Century

George Molyneaux

in The Formation of the English Kingdom in the Tenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198717911
eISBN:
9780191787386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717911.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This chapter examines the relationships that kings from Alfred the Great to Edgar had with the other leading potentates of Britain. It demonstrates that one can account for the early tenth-century ... More


Administrative Change in the Mid- to Late Tenth Century

George Molyneaux

in The Formation of the English Kingdom in the Tenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198717911
eISBN:
9780191787386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717911.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

This chapter argues that the Cerdicings implemented a series of administrative reforms in the mid- to late tenth century. That Edgar had both the desire and the ability to replace diversity with ... More


The Implications of Administrative Change

George Molyneaux

in The Formation of the English Kingdom in the Tenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198717911
eISBN:
9780191787386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717911.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Political History

The reforms analysed in the previous chapter intensified Cerdicing domination south of the Tees, defined the English kingdom, and helped foster a ‘constitutional tradition’. Standardized local ... More


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