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.
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.
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.
This latest volume in Canterbury Archaeological Trust's Occasional Paper series describes discoveries along the route of the Whitfield-Eastry by-pass. An extensive programme of fieldwalking and evaluation investigated a number of sites: two sites were subject to full excavation.
In the Foreword, Barry Cunliffe writes: "The publication of the excavation of the multi-period settlement site at Highstead near Chislet is a matter for celebration. Highstead, with its long sequence of occupation spanning the first millennium B.C. and early first millennium A.D.
The widening of the road between the Monkton and Mount Pleasant roundabouts on the A253 led to the archaeological investigation of a 3km long strip of land between July 1994 and February 1995. Prehistoric discoveries included Neolithic inhumations and pits, well-preserved Beaker graves and ten ring-ditches of late Neolithic and Bronze Age date.
The importance of rulership and rebellion in the history of the Anglo-Norman world between 1066 and the early thirteenth century is incontrovertible. The power, government, and influence of kings, queens and lords dominated society and was frequently challenged and resisted. But while biographies of rulers, studies of central.
With some notable exceptions, the subject of outlawry in medieval and early-modern English history has attracted relatively little scholarly attention. This volume presents a series of studies, based on original research, that address significant features of outlawry and criminality over an extensive period of time.
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.
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.