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Continuity and Change in a Wessex Landscape: Albert Reckitt Archaeological Lecture

BARRY CUNLIFFE

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264584
eISBN:
9780191734069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264584.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture presents the text of the speech about the continuity and change in the Wessex landscape delivered by the author at the 2008 Albert Reckitt Archaeological Lecture held at the British ... More


Burning Cakes and a Welsh Dimension

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/9780198229896.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the story of how King Alfred burned the cakes which is told by the author of the earliest Life of St Neot who wrote probably in the 11th century. It stresses that the major ... More


The Frankish Interlude 880–891

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/9780198229896.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines in detail the recording of the Chronicle compiled within Wessex, which has had a formative influence on the narrative of Alfred's reign throughout the decade from 881 to 891. It ... More


The Last War 892–896

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/9780198229896.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the The Last War of Alfred which sees a repetition of the earlier western Wessex campaign of 878, but the Chronicle reports that second episode as a diversion to keep Alfred ... 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


Benjamin Collins: The Man behind the Newspapers

C. Y. Ferdinand

in Benjamin Collins and the Provincial Newspaper Trade in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206521
eISBN:
9780191677199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206521.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the career of Benjamin Collins of the Salisbury Journal. It details Collins' many enterprises, which included other newspapers with London titles and a competing Wessex ... More


Pauper Policies: Poor Law Practice in England, 1780-1850

Samantha A. Shave

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719089633
eISBN:
9781526124142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089633.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Pauper Policies examines how policies under both old and New Poor Laws were conceived, adopted, implemented, developed or abandoned. The author engages with recent literature on the experience and ... More


The Transformations of the Ninth Century

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/9780198217312.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The chapter deals with two major changes: the first was in Gwynedd, where a new dynasty took power in the person of Merfyn Frych, a dynasty that derived from the Isle of Man and would endure until ... More


The Inheritance of Historiography 350–900

Christopher Holdsworth and T.P. Wiseman (eds)

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859892728
eISBN:
9781781380796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859892728.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

To what extent did the historians of the early Middle Ages inherit the aims and methods of Greek and Roman historiography? How far were they influenced by classical conventions about literary genre, ... More


Wessex Tales

Sophie Gilmartin and Rod Mengham

in Thomas Hardy's Shorter Fiction: A Critical Study

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632657
eISBN:
9780748651641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632657.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the stories in Thomas Hardy's Wessex Tales. It notes that most of the stories are set at least thirty-five years before their telling in the volume, and that ‘Wessex’ is ... More


Asser's Life of Alfred

James Campbell

in The Inheritance of Historiography 350–900

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859892728
eISBN:
9781781380796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859892728.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter explores Asser's historical work called The Life of King Alfred and looks at its link to the Carolingan tradition of historiography. It explains that there was a relationship between ... More


The Pen of a Traveller, the Ink-Blood of Home: John Cowper Powys’ Imaginative Realism

Sam Wiseman

in The Reimagining of Place in English Modernism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780990895886
eISBN:
9781786945228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780990895886.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

John Cowper Powys’ relationship with the landscapes of Dorset and Somerset is explored in the ‘Wessex novels’. Wolf Solent (1929), A Glastonbury Romance (1933), Weymouth Sands (1934) were written in ... More


The Early Years of Rule in England: The Years of Survival: The Initial Two Years of Rule in England

Timothy Bolton

in Cnut the Great

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300208337
eISBN:
9780300226256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208337.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter illustrates Cnut's initial rule in England after Swen's sudden death. He was a young man surrounded by mature and powerful allies, and he had as much to prove to his newly conquered ... More


The Coming of Agriculture People, Landscapes, and Change c.4000–1500 bc

Alasdair Whittle

in The Peopling of Britain: The Shaping of a Human Landscape

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198297598
eISBN:
9780191916533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198297598.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

This chapter reviews the development of agriculture in Britain and Ireland from the Neolithic period to the middle of the Bronze Age (approximately 4000 to 1500 bc in calendar years), and the ... More


Sculpture as Landscape: Archaeology and the Englishness of Henry Moore

Colin Renfrew

in Communities and Connections: Essays in Honour of Barry Cunliffe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199230341
eISBN:
9780191917448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199230341.003.0027
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

The interplay in English thought between archaeology and landscape has been a long-standing one. Even before the notion of ‘landscape’ was well defined as an artistic genre, antiquaries like John ... More


Wessex Hillforts after Danebury: Exploring Boundaries

Gary Lock

in Communities and Connections: Essays in Honour of Barry Cunliffe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199230341
eISBN:
9780191917448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199230341.003.0028
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

Hillforts have acted as a catalyst for thinking about Iron Age society in its widest sense since the earliest interests in the period. That these are the most visible and numerous reminders of that ... More


Conclusion: The Empty Road in Dickens and Hardy

Ruth Livesey

in Writing the Stage Coach Nation: Locality on the Move in Nineteenth-Century British Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198769439
eISBN:
9780191822438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769439.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Conclusion contrasts late works by Dickens, ‘An Old Stage Coaching House’ (1863) and his portmanteau Christmas Book, Mugby Junction (1866), with Thomas Hardy’s The Woodlanders (1887). The strong ... 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 Telegraphic Principle in Nineteenth-Century Fiction

David Trotter

in The Literature of Connection: Signal, Medium, Interface, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198850472
eISBN:
9780191885587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850472.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter concerns the attitudes, practices, and figures of speech that during the course of the nineteenth century prepared the way for the eventual separation of the idea of the signal from that ... More


Managing Water for the Future: The Case of England and Wales

Ian Byatt

in Managing Water Resources, Past and Present

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199267644
eISBN:
9780191917592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199267644.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

To understand how things have worked is the best preparation for looking ahead. So I will not gaze into a crystal ball but explain what is happening in England and Wales. I will, however, set out ... More


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