Harvey studies the aims of the makers of the unique Domesday survey, and how far these were realised in the data produced, placing them in their administrative context, and pointing to immediate political repercussions in the following reign. She also examines the connotations and import of Domesday's mesmeric name.
* Definitive collection of source material on the origins of English law. * Provides in--depth and authoritative commentary and interpretation. * Offers comprehensive scholarly apparatus for ease of study and reference. .
This medieval record book was compiled in the early 15th century by the nuns of Godstow Abbey near Oxford. Although the records are mainly in Latin, this edition summarises and indexes them in English. The introduction provides new information about the abbey, sheds light on women's literacy, and social relations in the diocese of Lincoln.
The only modern book-length account of Anglo-Saxon legal culture and practice, from the pre-Christian laws of Aethelberht of Kent (c. 600) up to the Norman conquest of 1066, charting the development of kings' involvement in law, in terms both of their authority to legislate and their ability to influence local practice.
The only biography to reveal that the bones found in Leicester carpark ARE Richard III's. The DNA tests of the bones found in a Leicester car park reveal that they DO belong to Richard III beyond all reasonable doubt. These findings were announced at a press conference on February 4th and broadcast on the same day in a documentary on Channel 4.
The "Arnolfini" portrait, painted by Jan van Eyck in 1434, is one of the world's most famous paintings. It intrigues all who see it. The enigmatic couple seem to be conveying a message to us across the centuries, but what? Using her forensic skills as an art historian, the author set out to decode the mystery.
Relates the stories of medieval Christian pilgrimage during the 500 years of its peak between 1066 and 1536. This book recounts tales of armed expeditions such as the Albigensian Crusade and the Pilgrimage of Grace. It considers pilgrimage's literary and allegorical manifestations via Sir John Mandeville and John Bunyan.
A wave of internal conquest, settlement and economic growth in Europe during High Middle Ages transformed it from a world of small separate communities into a network of powerful kingdoms. This book shows how Europe was itself a product of colonization, as much as it was later a colonizer, and what this did to shape the continent and the world.
Now in paperback, this 'wonderful book' (Jane Stevenson, Daily Telegraph) describes the remarkable lives and times of the John Tradescants, father and son, immortalized in Philippa Gregory's bestselling novels Earthly Joys and Virgin Earth.
The story of England's medieval queens is vivid and stirring, packed with tragedy, high drama and even comedy. In the first volume of this epic new series, Alison Weir strips away centuries of romantic mythology and prejudice to reveal the lives of England's queens in the century after the Norman Conquest.
An introduction which explores the emergence of the distinctive character of medievel Europe from 962-1154. The text covers key themes including the reform and revival of the Papcy, the heyday of the medieval Empire, the rise of the Normans and the early Crusades.
Surveying the years between 300 and 1550, this textbook covers themes as diverse as barbarian migrations, the growth of cities, kingship, religious reform, the Crusades, and more. It also includes illustrated, focused case studies in each chapter to assist learning, covering topics such as Roman Law, architecture, taxation, and others.
How the Wars of the Roses were won and lost by the political and dynastic skills of the royal women: this is the true story behind Philippa Gregory's dramatic novels about fiery Queens and the perils of power.
An upstart French duke who sets out to conquer the most powerful and unified kingdom in Christendom. An invasion force on a scale not seen since the days of the Romans. One of the bloodiest and most decisive battles ever fought. This book explains why the Norman Conquest was the single most important event in English history.
From the coming of Christianity to the Norman Conquest and settlement, this survey covers the early history of Ireland. Within a broad political framework, the author explores the nature of Irish society and culture, the role of the Church and relations with Britain.
Ranging from the reign of Henry IV to the end of the Middle Ages and the accession of the Tudors, this study presents a significant reappraisal of England's late medieval culture and the development of a new modern society.
Genghis Khan is one of history's immortals: a leader of genius, driven by an inspiring vision for peaceful world rule. Believing he was divinely protected, Genghis united warring clans to create a nation and then an empire that ran across much of Asia.
A new narrative history of the Viking Age, interwoven with exploration of the physical remains and landscapes that the Vikings fashioned and walked: their rune-stones and ship burials, settlements and battlefields.
John Owen was a leading theologian in 17th-century England. Through his association with Oliver Cromwell in particular, he exercised considerable influence on central government, and became the premier religious statesman of the Interregnum.
In assembling, translating, and arranging over a hundred primary source readings, Somerville and McDonald successfully illuminate the Vikings and their world for twenty-first-century students and instructors.
Based mainly on examples in the Bodleian Library, this lavishly illustrated account tells the story of manuscript production from the early Middle Ages to the high Renaissance. Each stage of production is described, from the preparation of the parchment, pens, paints and inks to the writing of the scripts and the illumination of the manuscript.