Author: D. P. Kirby
First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: F. L. Attenborough
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Frederick Levi Attenborough (1887-1973) published this work in 1922 for social and legal historians who did not require the full critical apparatus and contextual material previously provided in German by Felix Lieberman. The book covers the early Anglo-Saxon laws from Aethelbert to Aethelstan, with a facing-page modern English translation.
Author: Great Britain,F. L. 1887- Attenborough
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Author: Dr Barbara Yorke
Kings and Kingdoms of Early Anglo-Saxon England provides a unique survey of the six major Anglo-Saxon kingdoms - Kent, the East Saxons, the East Angles, Northumbria, Mercia and Wessex - and their royal families, examining the most recent research in this field. Barbara Yorke moves beyond narrative accounts of the various royal houses to explain issues such as the strategies of rule, the reasons for success and failure and the dynamics of change in the office of king. Sixteen genealogical and regnal tables help to elucidate the history of the royal houses.
Author: Mike Ashley
Here is the whole of recorded British royal history, from the legendary King Alfred the Great onwards, including the monarchies of England, Scotland, Wales and the United Kingdom for over a thousand years. Fascinating portraits are expertly woven into a history of division and eventual union of the British Isles - even royals we think most familiar are revealed in a new and sometimes surprising light. This revised and shortened edition of The Mammoth Book of British Kings & Queens includes biographies of the royals of recorded British history, plus an overview of the semi-legendary figures of pre-history and the Dark Ages - an accessible source for students and general readers.
The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors
Author: Peter Ackroyd
The first book in Peter Ackroyd's history of England series, which has since been followed up with two more installments, Tudors and Rebellion. In Foundation, the chronicler of London and of its river, the Thames, takes us from the primeval forests of England's prehistory to the death, in 1509, of the first Tudor king, Henry VII. He guides us from the building of Stonehenge to the founding of the two great glories of medieval England: common law and the cathedrals. He shows us glimpses of the country's most distant past--a Neolithic stirrup found in a grave, a Roman fort, a Saxon tomb, a medieval manor house--and describes in rich prose the successive waves of invaders who made England English, despite being themselves Roman, Viking, Saxon, or Norman French. With his extraordinary skill for evoking time and place and his acute eye for the telling detail, Ackroyd recounts the story of warring kings, of civil strife, and foreign wars. But he also gives us a vivid sense of how England's early people lived: the homes they built, the clothes the wore, the food they ate, even the jokes they told. All are brought vividly to life in this history of England through the narrative mastery of one of Britain's finest writers.
Author: David Starkey
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
From one of our finest historians comes an outstanding exploration of the British monarchy from the retreat of the Romans up until the modern day. This compendium volume of two earlier books is fully revised and updated.
Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England
Author: Thomas Penn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Profiles Henry VII as an enigmatic and ruthless king of a country ravaged by decades of conspiracy and civil war, discussing the costs of establishing a Tudor monarchy and the ways he set the stage for Henry VIII's reign.
Author: William (of Malmesbury),Roger Aubrey Baskerville Mynors,Rodney M. Thomson,Michael Winterbottom
Publisher: Oxford University Press
William of Malmesbury's Regesta Regum Anglorum (Deeds of the English Kings) is one of the great histories of England, and one of the most important historical works of the European Middle Ages. Volume II of the Oxford Medieval Texts edition provides a full historical introduction, a detailed textual commentary, and an extensive bibliography. It forms the essential complement to the text and translation which appeared in Volume I.
Author: Alfred P. Smyth
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Traces the life and accomplishments of the ninth-century British king
Author: Gale R. Owen-Crocker,Brian W. Schneider
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
The relationship between Anglo-Saxon kingship, law, and the functioning of power is explored via a number of different angles.
Comparative Studies on Kings and Kingship in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds
Author: Lynette Mitchell,Charles Melville
Drawing on studies of kings from Cyrus to Shah Abbas, this volume provides a rich variety of readings on royal authority and its limitations in medieval societies in both Europe and the Middle East, exemplified especially in the case of Alexander the Great, God and King, and the persistence of his legend in later eras.
Author: Nicholas Higham,M. J. Ryan
Publisher: Yale University Press
Presents the Anglo-Saxon period of English history from the fifth century up to the late eleventh century, covering such events as the spread of Christianity, the invasions of the Vikings, the composition of Beowulf, and the Battle of Hastings.
Author: H. C. Darby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Domesday Book is the most famous English public record, and it is probably the most remarkable statistical document in the history of Europe. It calls itself merely a descriptio and it acquired its name in the following century because its authority seemed comparable to that of the Book by which one day all will be judged (Revelation 20:12). It is not surprising that so many scholars have felt its fascination, and have discussed again and again what it says about economic, social and legal matters. But it also tells us much about the countryside of the eleventh century, and the present volume is the seventh of a series concerned with this geographical information. As the final volume, it seeks to sum up the main features of the Domesday geography of England as a whole, and to reconstruct, as far as the materials allow, the scene which King William's clerks saw as they made their great inquest.