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E. A. Freeman and His History of the Norman Conquest

Judith A. Green

in Making History: Edward Augustus Freeman and Victorian Cultural Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265871
eISBN:
9780191772030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265871.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

E. A. Freeman’s History of the Norman Conquest was the work which he hoped would cement his academic standing and, at the time it was begun, finally secure a chair at Oxford. The work was initially ... 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


Conclusions: The Fall of the House of Leofwine, 1066–1071

Stephen Baxter

in The Earls of Mercia: Lordship and Power in Late Anglo-Saxon England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230983
eISBN:
9780191710940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230983.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter describes the events which led to the fall of the house of Leofwine. It also concludes the book's treatment of the power of earls by showing how Eadwine and Morcar were deprived of it ... More


The Earls of Mercia: Lordship and Power in Late Anglo-Saxon England

Stephen Baxter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230983
eISBN:
9780191710940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230983.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book constitutes a major reappraisal of the late Anglo-Saxon state on the eve of its demise. Its principal focus is the family of Ealdorman Leofwine, which obtained power in Mercia and retained ... More


Matthew Paris and the Norman Conquest

Rebecca Reader

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/9780198204404.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter is about the writer/historian monk Matthew Paris' account of the Norman conquest of England and the reign of William the Conqueror. It analyses several works attributed to Paris, ... More


From Tractarian to Democrat: The Intellectual Formation of E. A. Freeman

James Kirby

in Making History: Edward Augustus Freeman and Victorian Cultural Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265871
eISBN:
9780191772030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265871.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

One of the most striking features of E. A. Freeman’s life and thought is the contrast between the young Tractarian student of architecture and the mature liberal, even radical, historian. This essay ... More


The Age of Conquest: Wales 1063-1415

R. R. Davies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208785
eISBN:
9780191678141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208785.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book examines the period when Wales struggled to retain its independence and identity in the face of the Anglo-Norman conquest and subsequent English rule. It explores the nature of power and ... More


Culture and Conquest: Milton and the Saxons

Nicholas von Maltzahn

in Milton's History of Britain: Republican Historiography in the English Revolution

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128977
eISBN:
9780191671753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128977.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

The final three books of the History of Britain cover the period from the Saxon invasions to the Norman Conquest. They have often disappointed students of Milton. Milton's position on the Saxons ... More


Normanizing the English Invaders of Ireland

John Gillingham

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/9780199285464.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the contemporary Annals of Tigernach and in The Song of Dermot and the Earl, it was the English who were singled out for their group identity in the invasion of Ireland; and it was as ‘the ... More


“If We Be Conquered”: Legal Nationalism and the France of Shakespeare's English Histories

Bradin Cormack

in A Power to Do Justice: Jurisdiction, English Literature, and the Rise of Common Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116242
eISBN:
9780226116259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116259.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter addresses the question of English legal nationalism by analyzing England's relation to France in terms of competing accounts of law French, the much-ridiculed professional language of ... More


Frontier Arrangements in Fragmented Societies: Ireland and Wales

Rees Davies

in Medieval Frontier Societies

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203612
eISBN:
9780191675898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203612.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

From the late 11th century onwards — in other words from the period of ‘the awakening of Europe’ and ‘the making of the Middle Ages’ — Ireland and Wales may appropriately be regarded as two of the ... More


The King, the Barons, and the Shire

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/9780198201946.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the relationship between the city and royal government. Prior to the Norman Conquest the kings of England never visited York and did not maintain a royal household there. The ... More


The Archaeology of Migrants in Viking-Age and Anglo-Norman England: Process, Practice, and Performance

Dawn M. Hadley

in Migrants in Medieval England, c. 500-c. 1500

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197266724
eISBN:
9780191916052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266724.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter discusses the manner in which early medieval archaeologists have attempted, with varying degrees of confidence, to trace migration. It argues that we need to do more than rely on ... More


Sicily from the Dār al-Islām to Latin Christendom

Sarah Davis-Secord

in Where Three Worlds Met: Sicily in the Early Medieval Mediterranean

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501704642
eISBN:
9781501712593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704642.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines how Sicily became integrated into the political and religious world of Latin Christendom and describes its position vis-à-vis the Muslim and Christian worlds during the eleventh ... More


Anglo-Saxon England

Loyn Henry

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines British research on the history of Anglo-Saxon England. There are about two hundred significant books and a thousand or so significant articles wholly or partly devoted to the ... More


Scribes and Scholars at Salisbury Cathedral c. 1075–c. 1125

Teresa Webber

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203087
eISBN:
9780191675706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203087.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

This is a study of the books of Salisbury Cathedral and their scribes in the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries. These manuscripts form the largest collection to have survived from any English ... More


Epilogue

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/9780198208785.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

By 1415, Wales had been conquered, finally and irreversibly. The story of that conquest dominated the history of the country for the 350 years covered by this book. What was surprising was that ... More


Historical Outline and the Geography of ‘Anarchy’

Oliver H. Creighton, Duncan W. Wright, Michael Fradley, and Steven Trick

in Anarchy: War and Status in 12th-Century Landscapes of Conflict

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781382424
eISBN:
9781786943996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382424.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter covers two areas: it provides a sketch of English society and landscape in the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries, and presents a year-by-year chronology of Stephen’s reign. At ... More


The Grounds of English Literature

Christopher Cannon

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230396
eISBN:
9780191696459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230396.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The centuries just after the Norman Conquest are the forgotten period of English literary history. In fact, the years 1066–1300 witnessed an unparalleled ingenuity in the creation of written forms, ... 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


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