Conquered England

Kingship, Succession, and Tenure 1066-1166
Author: George Garnett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198207931
Category: History
Page: 401
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George Garnett shows the power of an idea - William the Conqueror's claim to succeed Edward the Confessor on the throne of England in 1066 - to shape the practice of Royal succession and the structure of aristocratic land tenure in post-Conquest England. In terms of the king's novel powers over the tenure of land, it created a kingdom which was unique in medieval Europe, with profound political consequences, and which shaped a whole society.

1066

Der Kampf um Englands Krone
Author: Jörg Peltzer
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406697518
Category: History
Page: 432
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Der fast 70 Meter lange Teppich von Bayeux, der noch im 11. Jahrhundert entstand, ist wohl die berühmteste Bildergeschichte der Welt; darin eingewoben sind die dramatischen Begebenheiten des Jahres 1066. Der international renommierte Mediaevist Jörg Peltzer erhellt Hintergründe, Verlauf und Folgen des Konflikts um England und bietet eine umfassende Darstellung eines der zentralen Ereignisse der europäischen Geschichte des Mittelalters. Nach dem Tod Eduards des Bekenners stritten die Angelsachsen Edgar Ætheling und Harold Godwinson, der norwegische König Harald Hardrada und der Normannenherzog Wilhelm um England. Im Jahr 1066 verhalf das Schlachtenglück schließlich Wilhelm bei Hastings zum Sieg. Jörg Peltzer zeigt in seiner neuen, ebenso informativen wie fesselnden Darstellung der Eroberung Englands, welche weiteren Quellen (neben dem Teppich von Bayeux) über diese Ereignisse berichten – und macht deutlich, welche besonderen Probleme mit dieser Überlieferung verbunden sind. Er stellt zudem die Protagonisten vor, beschreibt ihre Heere und deren Kampfesweise, Waffenarten und Logistik, nimmt uns mit auf die Schlachtfelder an der Stamford Bridge und bei Hastings, schildert die Durchsetzung Wilhelms und seiner normannischen Gefolgsleute in ihrem neuen Reich und bietet schließlich einen Überblick über die Rezeptionsgeschichte des Jahres 1066.

1066

Englands Eroberung durch die Normannen
Author: Dominik Waßenhoven
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 340669845X
Category: History
Page: 128
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Der 14. Oktober 1066 war ein Schicksalstag der englischen Geschichte. Damals besiegten in der Schlacht von Hastings die Truppen Herzog Wilhelms das Aufgebot der Angelsachsen, die unter ihrem König Harald II. tapfer kämpften. Die dramatischen Ereignisse von damals sind in einer einzigartigen Bildquelle, dem weltberühmten Teppich von Bayeux, festgehalten. Aber eine nicht weniger herausragende Schriftquelle, das sogenannte Domesday Book, lässt uns erkennen, wie stark sich nach diesem Sieg der Normannen die Gesellschaft in England veränderte und ein vollständiger Austausch der Eliten stattfand. Dominik Waßenhoven erhellt kundig und verständlich die Voraussetzungen der Ereignisse von 1066, erzählt die spannende Geschichte der Kämpfe und erläutert die Folgen des Sieges der Normannen.

Conquest and Colonisation

The Normans in Britain, 1066-1100
Author: Brian Golding
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137328967
Category: History
Page: 240
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1066 is still one of the most memorable dates in British history. In this accessible text, Brian Golding explores the background to the Norman invasion, the process of colonisation, and the impact of the Normans on English society. Thoroughly revised and updated in light of the latest scholarship, the Second Edition of this established text features entirely new sections on: • the colonisation of towns • women and the Conquest • the impact of the Conquest on the peasantry. Ideal for students, scholars and general readers alike, Conquest and Colonisation is an essential introduction to this pivotal period in British history.

Conquests, Catastrophe and Recovery

Britain and Ireland 1066–1485
Author: John Gillingham
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473522331
Category: History
Page: 368
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Beginning with the Norman Conquest of England, these tumultuous centuries and their invasions shaped the languages and political geography of present-day Britain and Ireland. The Irish, Scots and Welsh fought their battles against the English with varying success - struggles which, like the events of 1066 in England, produced spectacular upheavals and left enduring national memories. But there was still a common enemy: the Black Death - still the greatest catastrophe in their history. There were significant advances, too. Hundreds of new towns were founded; slavery, still prevalent until the twelfth century, died out; magnificent cathedrals built, schools and universities established; clocks, gunpowder and the printing press. Magna Carta set new standards for holding governments to account and trial by jury won a central place in the legal systems of England and Scotland. Tracing the political, religious and material cultures of the period, as well as what might have been, John Gillingham seeks to define the ways in which lives changed during these turbulent times. With the words of contemporaries to guide us, we can understand more than ever before about national identities and the differences which came to define and ultimately untie these islands.

Robert Curthose, Duke of Normandy

C. 1050-1134
Author: William M. Aird
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1843833107
Category: History
Page: 328
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New biography of Robert "Curthose," eldest son of William the Conqueror, whose failure to secure the kingdom of England has overshadowed his role in the success of the First Crusade in capturing Jerusalem.

The Norman Conquest: A Very Short Introduction


Author: George Garnett
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191604380
Category: History
Page: 168
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The Norman Conquest in 1066 was the last time England was successfully invaded, and was one of the most profound turning points in English history, cataclysmically transforming a disparate collection of small nations into a European state. But what actually happened? How was the invasion viewed by those who witnessed it? And how has its legacy been seen by generations since? This fascinating Very Short Introduction reveals how dramatically English life was changed, from its language to its law, and focuses on the differing ways the conquest has been viewed by historians and in folklore ever since. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Domesday

Book of Judgement
Author: Sally Harvey
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191648558
Category: History
Page: 360
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Domesday: Book of Judgement provides a unique study of the extraordinary eleventh-century survey, the Domesday Book. Sally Harvey depicts the Domesday Book as the written evidence of a potentially insecure conquest successfully transforming itself, by a combination of administrative insight and military might, into a permanent establishment. William I used the Domesday Inquiry to contain the new establishment and consolidate their landholding revolution within a strict fiscal and tenurial framework, with checks and balances to prevent the king's followers from taking more powers and assets than they had been allocated. In this way, the survey served as a conciliatory gesture between the conquerors and the conquered, as William I came to realise that, faced with the threat to his rule from the Danes, he needed England's native populations more than they needed him. Yes, the overlying theme of the Domesday Book is Judgment: every class of society had reason to regard the Survey's methodical and often pitiless proceedings as both a literal and a metaphorical day of account. In this volume, Sally Harvey considers the Anglo-Saxon background and the architects of the survey: the bishops, royal clerks, sheriffs, jurors, and landholders who contributed to Domesday's content and scope. She also discusses at length the core information in the Survey: coinage, revenues from landholding, fiscal concessions, and taxation, as well as some central tenurial issues. She draws the conclusion that the record, whilst consolidating William's position as king of the English, also laid the foundations for the twelfth-century treasury and exchequer. The volume newly argues that the Domesday survey also became an inquest into individual sheriffs and officials, thereby laying a foundation for reinterpreting the size of towns in England.

The Bayeux Tapestry

New Interpretations
Author: Martin Kennedy Foys,Karen Eileen Overbey,Dan Terkla
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 216
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New approaches to what is arguably the most famous artefact from the Middle Ages.

The Royal Minorities of Medieval and Early Modern England


Author: Charles Beem
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230608665
Category: History
Page: 272
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This study covers the history of the underage male kings of England, examining their historical relationship to one another and assessing their collective impact on the political and constitutional development of England.

Edward the Confessor

the man and the legend
Author: Richard Mortimer
Publisher: Boydell Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 203
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The life and cult of Edward the Confessor are here fully reappraised.

Anglo-Norman Studies

Proceedings of the Battle Conference
Author: C. P. Lewis
Publisher: Boydell Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 195
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A series which is a model of its kind EDMUND KING, HISTORY

St Edmund, King and Martyr

Changing Images of a Medieval Saint
Author: Anthony Paul Bale
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 198
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The cult of St Edmund was one of the most important in medieval England, and further afield, as the pieces here show.

Viator


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Civilization, Medieval
Page: N.A
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Magna Carta


Author: J. C. Holt,George Garnett,John Hudson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107093163
Category: History
Page: 481
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A new edition of J. C. Holt's classic study of Magna Carta, offering the most authoritative analysis of England's most famous constitutional text. Suitable for scholars, history students, and the general reader, this outstanding study of the events of 1215 integrates analysis of personality, ideas, and political development.