Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | August 1, 2000

byJohn Gillingham, Ralph A. Griffiths

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First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths' Very Short Introduction to Medieval Britain covers the establishment of the Anglo-Norman monarchy in the early Middle Ages, through to England's failure to dominatethe British Isles and France in the later Middle Ages. Out of the turbulence came stronger senses of identity in Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. Yet this was an age, too, of growing definition of Englishness and of a distinctive English cultural tradition.

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First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths' Very Short Introduction to Medieval Britain covers the establishment of the Anglo-Norman monarchy in the early Middle Ages, through to England's failure to dominatethe British Isles and France in the later Midd...

John Gillingham taught history at the London School of Economics, University of London, from 1965 to 1998. His previous publications include The Angevin Empire (Edward Arnold, 1981); Richard Coeur de Lion (Noesis, Paris, 1996), awarded the Prix Guillaume le Conquerant for 1997; Richard I (Yale University Press, 1999); The English in t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.47 inPublished:August 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019285402x

ISBN - 13:9780192854025

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Table of Contents

1. The Norman kings2. The Plantagenet kings3. Politics, law, and religion in the early Middle Ages4. The economy in the early Middle Ages5. England at war, 129013906. Wealth, population, and social change in the later Middle Ages7. Still at war, 1390-14908. Towards a nationFurther readingChronologyGenealogies of royal linesIndex