The History of the English People 1000-1154

Paperback | February 26, 2009

EditorHenry Of HuntingdonTranslated byDiana Greenway

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'In the year of grace 1066, the Lord, the ruler, brought to fulfilment what He had long planned for the English people: He delivered them up to be destroyed by the violent and cunning Norman race.' Henry of Huntingdon's narrative covers one of the most exciting and bloody periods in English history: the Norman Conquest and its aftermath. He tells of the decline of the Old English kingdom, the victory of the Normans at the Battle of Hastings, and the establishment of Norman rule. His accountspf the kings who reigned during his lifetime - William II, Henry I, and Stephen - contain unique descriptions of people and events. Henry tells how promiscuity, greed, treachery, and cruelty produced a series of disasters, rebellions, and wars. Interwoven with memorable and vivid battle-scenes areanecdotes of court life, the death and murder of nobles, and the first written record of Cnut and the waves and the death of Henry I from a surfeit of lampreys. Diana Greenway's translation of her definitive Latin text has been revised for this edition.

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'In the year of grace 1066, the Lord, the ruler, brought to fulfilment what He had long planned for the English people: He delivered them up to be destroyed by the violent and cunning Norman race.' Henry of Huntingdon's narrative covers one of the most exciting and bloody periods in English history: the Norman Conquest and its aftermat...

Diana Greenway is Professor of Medieval History at the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.01 inPublished:February 26, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199554803

ISBN - 13:9780199554805

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IntroductionNote on the Text and TranslationSelect BibliographyA Chronology of Henry of Huntingdon's History 1000-1154Genealogical TablesMap1. Prologue2. 1000-1087: The Coming of the Normans3. 1087-1135: The Kingdom of the Normans4. 1135-1154: The Present Time5. On Contempt for the World6. The Miracles of the English7. EpilogueExplanatory NotesGlossaryIndex