Anglo-Saxon England

Paperback | July 1, 2001

byFrank M. Stenton

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'outstanding ... one of the most valuable contributions ever made to our knowledge of the history of our own land'English Historical Review 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, from the growth of royal power to the establishment of feudalism after the Norman Conquest. He also describes thechief phases in the history of the Anglo-Saxon church, including the Conversion of the various English kingdoms, and the unification of Britain by the kings of Mercia and completed by the kings of Wessex. Drawing on many diverse examples-place-names, coins and charters, wills and pleas, archaeology,and the laws of the Anglo-Saxons-the result is a fascinating insight into this period of English history.

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'outstanding ... one of the most valuable contributions ever made to our knowledge of the history of our own land'English Historical Review 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, from the gr...

Sir Frank Stenton (1880-1967) was Professor of History at Reading University from 1926 to 1946 and its Vice-Chancellor from 1946 to 1950.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:812 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.65 inPublished:July 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192801392

ISBN - 13:9780192801395

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Table of Contents

1. The Age of Migration2. The Kingdoms of the Southern English3. Anglian Northumbria4. The Conversion of the English People5. The English Church from Theodore to Boniface6. Learning and Literature in Early England7. The Ascendancy of the Mercian Kings8. The Age of Alfred9. The Structure of Early English Society10. The Conquest of Scandinavian England11. The Decline of the Old English Monarchy12. England and the Scandinavian World13. The Tenth Century Reformation14. England before the Conquest (i) The Peasants and their Lords, (ii) The Danelaw, (iii) Towns and Trade15. The Last Years of the Old English State16. The Norman Conquest17 - The Norman Settlement. 18. The Reorganization of the English ChurchEpilogue: The Anglo-Norman StateBibliographyKey to Anglo-Saxon Place NamesIndex

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`one of the most valuable contributions ever made to our knowledge of the history of our own land.'English Historical Review