England and Its Rulers: 1066-1272 Second Edition With an Epilogue on Edward I (1272-1307)

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Wiley, Apr 30, 1998 - History - 253 pages
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England and its Rulers has established itself as an attractive and authoritative account of English history from 1066. It brings the chronicle sources to life and makes original assessments of the kings and political events. Examining a period in which England was dominated by successive waves of foreign rulers, the book emphasizes how the Norman Conquest was followed by the Angevin Empire and then by the Poitevin ministers and favorites brought in by King John and Henry III. The identity of English culture is analyzed in the light of these strong external influences.

This new edition retains the characteristics of the widely-acclaimed original, but it now includes an epilog on Edward I (1272-1307), which considers his wars in Wales and Scotland and reassesses his character and achievements. The second edition also contains a new bibliography covering all aspects of English history in the period 1066-1307.

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Review: England and Its Rulers: 1066-1272 (Folio Society History of England #3)

User Review  - Tina - Goodreads

Horrible. What is an extremely interesting era in history was made so utterly dull and un-followable that I had to put it down and search out another source for this time period. Honestly, history is a great story waiting to be told. Why do historians make it so dead and deadening? Read full review

Review: England and Its Rulers: 1066-1272 (Folio Society History of England #3)

User Review  - Jaime - Goodreads

While this book is nowhere as comprehensive of its subject as the title would have you think, it's nevertheless an erudite, deeply-researched, clearly interpreted and highly readable account. I look forward to reading Clanchy's other works. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

M. T. Clanchy taught Medieval History at Glasgow University from 1964 to 1985, before moving to London, where he now researches at the Institute of Historical Research, University College, and the Warburg Institute. He is the author of From Memory to Written Record, England 1066-1307 (Blackwell, second edition, 1993) and Abelard: A Medieval Life (Blackwell, 1997).

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