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1. The Norman Kings

1. The Norman Kings  

John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths

in Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776564
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854025.003.0001
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chapter
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9780192854025
Duke William of Normandy was crowned king of England on Christmas Day in 1066. His position wasn't secure. There were risings against Norman rule during every year from 1067 to 1070. ‘The ... More
2. Origins

2. Origins  

Simon Horobin

in The English Language: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2018
Published Online: 
Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191785443
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198709251.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198709251
Where does the English language come from? While English is distantly related to both Latin and French, it is principally a Germanic language. ‘Origins’ provides a brief history of the ... More
The English Language: A Very Short Introduction

The English Language: A Very Short Introduction  

Simon Horobin

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2018
Published Online: 
Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191785443
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198709251.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198709251
The English language is spoken by more than a billion people throughout the world. But where did English come from? And how has it evolved into the language used today? The English ... More
Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction  

John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776564
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854025.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192854025
Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction covers the establishment of the Anglo-Norman monarchy in the early Middle Ages, through to England's failure to dominate the British ... More
7. The End of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom

7. The End of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom  

John Blair

in The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776571
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854032.003.0007
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chapter
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9780192854032
English government changed greatly between the reigns of Alfred and Edward, and so did English society. The mid-ninth to mid-eleventh centuries saw rapid growth in population and economy. ... More
4. Kingship, lordship, and government

4. Kingship, lordship, and government  

Miri Rubin

in The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781285
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697298.003.0005
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9780199697298
‘Kingship, lordship, and government’ describes the development of ruling concepts and practices. Sacred kingship was born of a pact between dynastic rulers and the church. Rulers were ... More
2. People and their life-styles

2. People and their life-styles  

Miri Rubin

in The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
Published Online: 
Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781285
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697298.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199697298
‘People and their life styles’ explores the routines of family and community life in rural settlements and urban centres, in private, and in public. It shows that the people of the ‘Middle ... More
The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction

The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction  

Miri Rubin

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
Published Online: 
Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781285
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697298.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199697298
The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction explores the variety, change, dynamism, and sheer complexity of the period of European history between 500 and 1500 and the impact ... More
7. The ‘Middle Ages’ in our daily lives

7. The ‘Middle Ages’ in our daily lives  

Miri Rubin

in The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
Published Online: 
Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781285
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697298.003.0008
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199697298
‘The “Middle Ages” in our daily lives’ discusses some of the legacies of this period: universities, the printed book, and song. The 12th century saw increased specialization in centres of ... More
The Norman Conquest: A Very Short Introduction

The Norman Conquest: A Very Short Introduction  

George Garnett

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775376
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801616.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192801616
The Norman Conquest: A Very Short Introduction considers one of the most profound turning points in English history. The Norman Conquest in 1066 was the last time England was ... More

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