From Domesday Book to Magna Carta, 1087-1216


Author: Austin Lane Poole

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780192852878

Category: History

Page: 541

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This illuminating book provides an account of a century and a half of English medieval history, beginning with the compilation of the Domesday Book and culminating in the issue of the Magna Carta and the subsequent civil war. A. L. Poole assesses the social and economic background to the period, the position of the monarchy, progress in education, church reform, and also studies the twelfth-century renaissance in literature and art, providing a full and detailed study of everyday life inEnglish towns and country in medieval England. 'a model of its kind ... has the unusual merit of being at once comprehensive and uniformly satisfying' TES 'an important and useful book, written and well written by a scholar of great learning and integrity' Guardian 'a volume that all medievalists will admire and use will remain, alike for historians and for the general reader, an indispensable and adequate possession.' Tablet 'the most brilliant andthe most exciting of the medieval centuries to be judged by the highest standards' TLS

The fifteenth century, 1399-1485


Author: Ernest Fraser Jacob

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192852861

Category: History

Page: 798

View: 8814

The failure of the Lancastrian dynasty, after its early struggles and its apparent consolidation, tends here to be attributed, in large measure, to improvident commitments abroad and a financial and administrative technique inadequate for its responsibilities; and the contest--at least in its earlier stages--between Lancaster and York is viewed not so much as a unique struggle between defined parties, as typical of the efforts of noble houses to maintain and improve their position by the exercise of patronage and influence in a society that was rapidly undergoing change. At the center of, and integral to, the story are chapters on the orders of men, upon economic life and governmental administration. There are revised portraits of Henry V and Edward IV, the latter regarded as a more practical administrator than his royal predecessors. A special feature is the sections devoted to Anglo-French relations, with the damnosa hereditas of the Treaty of Troyes particularly emphasized. The last chapter, a pacific epilogue to the tale of violence preceding it, deals with notable English achievements in the life of the spirit.

The English Settlements


Author: John Nowell Linton Myres

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780192822352

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 642

The dark ages of English history between the collapse of Roman rule in the early fifth century and the emergence of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms in the seventh century are examined in this study, which draws attention to political and social factors linking Roman Britain to Anglo-Saxon England.

The Reign of Elizabeth, 1558-1603


Author: Prof. J. B. Black

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1789121337

Category: History

Page: 449

View: 6826

First published in 1936, this is a classic account of the reign of Elizabeth Tudor during the Sixteenth Century. The book provides a comprehensive account of the political, economic, social, literary, artistic, scientific, and cultural features that made it one of the richest periods in British history. It ranges from the Religious Settlement, England's relations with France, and the succession to Catholic and Puritan challenges to the establishment, the execution of Mary Stuart, the Armada, the Irish problem, and the later years of Elizabeth’s reign. “Professor Black brought to his task the knowledge and experience of a scholar who is a specialist in the period, the balance and wisdom of a philosophical mind, and the skill of a distinguished stylist. Need one be surprised that his book is not merely a first-rate text-book but a work which any serious-minded person will read with abounding pleasure.”—Sunday Times “This volume is one of those books which are so packed with information that its value can only be discovered in use. For those about to make a serious study of a difficult and complex period of English history it should be a most useful introduction, for Professor Black has the rare virtue of being impartial, even on the most controversial topics....The best advanced text-book of the Elizabethan period that has yet been written.”—Listener “Professor Black’s book is a solid achievement of sound and accurate scholarship, whose clearness of thought and balance in judgement make it a pleasure to read.”—Oxford Magazine “A most moderate, well-balanced, and ably written work, which should form a useful corrective to the many biased and unscholarly publications associated with the period it covers.”—Glasgow Herald

The Age of Reform, 1815-1870


Author: Llewellyn Woodward

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198217114

Category: History

Page: 681

View: 1572

A general survey of the achievements - and failures - of the English people over half a century between the victory of Waterloo and the first administration of Gladstone.

The Reign of George III, 1760-1815


Author: John Steven Watson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198217138

Category: History

Page: 637

View: 4081

Each volume is an independent book, but the whole series forms a continuous history of England from the Roman period to the present century.

The thirteenth century, 1216-1307


Author: Frederick Maurice Powicke

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: History

Page: 848

View: 6294

Focusing on a formative age in English history, this book covers the long reigns of Henry III--whose authority was challenged by Simon de Montfort bringing England to civil war in 1264--and Henry's son, Edward I, remembered for his efforts to subjugate the Scots and the Welsh, but also as "the English Justinian" because of the wide range of new laws issued during his reign. Powicke studies the successive involvement of both kings with the crusades and France, the powers and position of the clergy, and the development and administration of the Royal Household.

Magna Carta


Author: David Carpenter

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014196846X

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 7455

'David Carpenter deserves to replace Sir James Holt as the standard authority, and an unfailingly readable one too.' Ferdinand Mount, TLS 'An invaluable new commentary' Jill Leopore, New Yorker With a new commentary by David Carpenter "No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgment of his equals or by the law of the land." Magna Carta, forced on King John in 1215 by rebellion, is one of the most famous documents in world history. It asserts a fundamental principle: that the ruler is subject to the law. Alongside a new text and translation of the Charter, David Carpenter's commentary draws on new discoveries to give an entirely fresh account of Magna Carta's text, origins, survival and enforcement, showing how it quickly gained a central place in English political life. It also uses Magna Carta as a lens through which to view thirteenth-century society, focusing on women and peasants as well as barons and knights. The book is a landmark in Magna Carta studies. 2015 is the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta's creation - an event which will be marked with exhibitions, commemorations and debates in all the countries over whose constitutions and legal assumptions the shadow of Magna Carta hangs.

England, 1870-1914


Author: Robert Charles Kirkwood Ensor

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: 634

View: 5074

The Early Stuarts, 1603-1660


Author: Godfrey Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198217046

Category: History

Page: 458

View: 8428

The Early Stuarts 1603-1660

The Whig Supremacy 1714-1760


Author: Basil Williams

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781298832399


Page: 504

View: 5863

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Uniting the Kingdom?

The Making of British History


Author: Alexander Grant,Keith Stringer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134791879

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 6042

In Uniting the Kingdom? a group of the most distinguished historians from Britain and Ireland assemble to consider the question of British identity spanning the period from the Middle Ages to the present. Traditional chronological and regional frontiers are broken down as medievalists, early modernists and modernists debate the key issues of the British state: the conflicting historiographies, the nature of political tensions and the themes of expansion and contraction. This outstanding collection of essays forms an illuminating introduction to the most up-to-date thinking about the problems of British histories and identities.

Anglo-Saxon England


Author: Frank M. Stenton

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192801395

Category: History

Page: 765

View: 5147

This book covers the emergence of the earliest English kingdoms to the establishment of the Anglo-Norman monarchy in 1087. Professor Stenton examines the development of English society, describes the chief phases in the history of the Anglo-Saxon Church, and studies the unification of Britain begun by the kings of Mercia, and completed by the kings of Wessex. The result is a fascinating insight into this period of English history.

Shakespeare's English Kings

History, Chronicle, and Drama


Author: Peter Saccio

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198028710

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 1368

Far more than any professional historian, Shakespeare is responsible for whatever notions most of us possess about English medieval history. Anyone who appreciates the dramatic action of Shakespeare's history plays but is confused by much of the historical detail will welcome this guide to the Richards, Edwards, Henrys, Warwicks and Norfolks who ruled and fought across Shakespeare's page and stage. Not only theater-goers and students, but today's film-goers who want to enrich their understanding of film adaptations of plays such as Richard III and Henry V will find this revised edition of Shakespeare's English Kings to be an essential companion. Saccio's engaging narrative weaves together three threads: medieval English history according to the Tudor chroniclers who provided Shakespeare with his material, that history as understood by modern scholars, and the action of the plays themselves. Including a new preface, a revised further reading list, genealogical charts, an appendix of names and titles, and an index, the second edition of Shakespeare's English Kings offers excellent background reading for all of the ten history plays.

The Later Stuarts, 1660-1714


Author: George Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198217022

Category: History

Page: 479

View: 1831

Surveys the major developments in the political, social, economic and intellectual history of England from the restoration of Charles II to the death of Queen Anne. Each volume is an independent book, but the whole series forms a continuous history of England from the Roman period to the present century. The first edition of this book was published in 1934. This second edition has been revised and enlarged. It traces the course of English history from the reestoration of Charles II tothe death of Queen Anne - the age of Clarendon, Shaftesbury, and Marlborough; the age also of Dryden, Newton, and Sir Christopher Wren. It offers a broad survey not only of political happenings but also of exploration and commerce, social life, and the arts and sciences: all these matters, moreover, are discussed throughout the volume in their relation to the general history of the period.