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The Justification of the Conquest

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/9780198207931.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter shows that Duke William's claim to be Edward the Confessor's designated, direct successor shaped the way in which the conquest of England was implemented. The kingdom was deemed to be ... More


King Henry III and the Cosmati Work at Westminster Abbey

D. A. Carpenter

in The Cloister and the World: Essays in Medieval History in Honour of Barbara Harvey

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204404
eISBN:
9780191676246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204404.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the construction of the Cosmati work on the base on the shrine of Edward the Confessor at the Westminster Abbey in England. It talks about medieval art history professor Paul ... More


Richard II and Westminster Abbey 1

Nigel Saul

in The Cloister and the World: Essays in Medieval History in Honour of Barbara Harvey

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204404
eISBN:
9780191676246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204404.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter studies the role of King Richard II in the prominence of Westminster Abbey in England during the 11th and 12th centuries. The mainspring of Richard II's interest in the abbey was Edward ... More


The Piety of Henry III

David Carpenter

in Henry III: The Rise to Power and Personal Rule, 1207-1258

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300238358
eISBN:
9780300255508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300238358.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the piety of Henry III. King Henry III was widely regarded by his contemporaries as a ‘rex Christianissimus’, ‘a most Christian king’. Everything known about his religious ... More


The Problem of Interregnum

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/9780198207931.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter explores a paradox: that the elaborate and meticulous application of William the Conqueror's claim in England was a chaotic instability in royal succession thereafter. Each royal ... More


‘Retailed to posterity’: A Conclusion

W. A. Sessions

in Henry Howard the Poet Earl of Surrey: A Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186250
eISBN:
9780191674457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186250.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Whatever Henry Howard's actions were, Henry VIII ordered the killing of the Howard heir. However deceived by Thomas Wriothesley, the Garter King of Arms, or the Privy Council about Surrey's legal ... More


The Shaping of Things to Come

David Bates

in William the Conqueror

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300118759
eISBN:
9780300183832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300118759.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the events following the aftermath of the Battle of Val-ès-Dunes. Prestigiously married to Matilda, daughter of Count Baldwin V of Flanders, he became involved in discussions ... More


Introduction

Tom Licence

in Edward the Confessor: Last of the Royal Blood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300211542
eISBN:
9780300255584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211542.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter provides a background on the reign of Edward the Confessor, which was followed by the Norman Conquest that intensified the spotlight on his performance. It confirms whether Edward was a ... More


Years of Success 1234–1241

David Carpenter

in Henry III: The Rise to Power and Personal Rule, 1207-1258

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300238358
eISBN:
9780300255508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300238358.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter details the first phase of Henry III's personal rule, between 1234 and 1241, which was the most successful period of his reign. He adopted Edward the Confessor as his patron saint and ... More


Dominion

Tom Licence

in Edward the Confessor: Last of the Royal Blood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300211542
eISBN:
9780300255584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211542.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter recounts how London had recovered its Roman pre-eminence as the principal city of the realm since the days of Edward the Confessor's father. It explains that for Æthelred, his son ... More


The Struggle for Supremacy: Wales 1063–1172

R. R. Davies

in The Age of Conquest: Wales 1063-1415

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208785
eISBN:
9780191678141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208785.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

In August 1063, Gruffudd ap Llywelyn was killed by his own men; his head and the figure-head of his ship were dispatched to Harold Godwinson and so, eventually, to Edward the Confessor, as the ... More


Kingship

Tom Licence

in Edward the Confessor: Last of the Royal Blood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300211542
eISBN:
9780300255584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211542.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter gives an overview of Edward the Confessor's kingship after the witan received him upon the condition that he uphold “the laws of Cnut.” It describes Edward's coronation ceremony as an ... More


Conflict

Tom Licence

in Edward the Confessor: Last of the Royal Blood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300211542
eISBN:
9780300255584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211542.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the years from 1049 to 1053, a delineated a period of political struggle which reconfigured Edward the Confessor's alliances. It explains how Edward had to contend with the ... More


Exile

Tom Licence

in Edward the Confessor: Last of the Royal Blood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300211542
eISBN:
9780300255584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211542.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter recounts Edward the Confessor's exile that was mostly spent in in Normandy for almost twenty-five years. It reviews the responses to proper exile that barely changed between the ninth ... More


Betrayal

Tom Licence

in Edward the Confessor: Last of the Royal Blood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300211542
eISBN:
9780300255584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211542.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter begins by mentioning the Vita, which paints a picture of Edward the Confessor enjoying peaceful pursuits while delegating military tasks to his commanders Harold and Tostig. It analyzes ... More


The Norman Yoke

Christopher Hill

in Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution - Revisited

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206682
eISBN:
9780191677274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206682.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

The myth of the Norman Yoke insisted that before 1066 England was a free country with self-governing institutions. The Conquest changed all that, but Englishmen have fought back ever since. There is ... More


Late Medieval Scotland and the Matter of Britain

Steve Boardman

in Scottish History: The Power of the Past

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748614196
eISBN:
9780748653317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614196.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter investigates the ways in which late medieval Scottish chroniclers accommodated the Brut legends and the stories of Arthur. Both represented English imperialist propaganda and were, ... More


Edward the Confessor: Last of the Royal Blood

Tom Licence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300211542
eISBN:
9780300255584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211542.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

One of the last kings of Anglo-Saxon England, Edward the Confessor regained the throne for the House of Wessex and is the only English monarch to have been canonized. Often cast as a reluctant ruler, ... More


From Childhood into Adolescence

David Bates

in William the Conqueror

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300118759
eISBN:
9780300183832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300118759.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter chronicles the events of the Battle of Val-ès-Dunes in 1047. With significant assistance from the French king, Henry I, this battle put William in a position to rule Normandy much more ... More


Childhood

Tom Licence

in Edward the Confessor: Last of the Royal Blood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300211542
eISBN:
9780300255584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211542.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter begins with the history of Edward the Confessor's father, Æthelred. It is followed by events on Æthelred's marriage to Emma of Normandy. It describes how Edward spent the first part of ... More


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