The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 7, 2011 - History - 946 pages
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Edward Augustus Freeman (1823-1892) was Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford, and one of the pre-eminent historians of his generation. Politics was a constant interest for Freeman, who was also a regular contributor to the Saturday Review. While he wrote on a variety of historical topics, from ancient Greece to the German Federation, and had a great interest in architecture, this six-volume work, published between 1867 and 1879, was his magnum opus. Freeman reconsiders how the history of the Conquest is understood and examines its causes and results. Volume 5 considers the effects of the Conquest, examining the reigns of William Rufus, Henry I, and Stephen in the light of those effects, rather than providing a narrative history of these reigns. Language and architecture also come under analysis in this volume.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER XXII
3
Ecclesiastical Efects of the Norman Conquest
6
and hundred 2728
27
Notices of the reign of Eadward classes of men
39
English of the district 4748
47
CHAPTER XXIII
53
Internal ecclesiastical effects of the Conquest
57
Orderic and Laaamon 59
59
Supposed introduction of the Feudal System
366
VOL V
369
The Kings 1hegns become tenantsinchief
379
Preservation of old institutions through Williams
386
Position of the King towards the two races change
392
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397
Effect of the practice of summons origin of Lords
398
Gradual change in the character of the Assemblies
413

The Norman Conquests of England and of Sicily 6162
61
Analogies between the Norman and Angevin
69
His soldiers and favourites
75
May 24 1089 Death of Lanfranc
81
February War of William and Robert against Henry Henry
90
Designs of Rufus on France and Aquitaine his
99
Rufus 0 0 105106
105
Eadgar goes to Scotland Malcolm invades England
115
Anglicized action of the Etheling 1 22123
123
Growth of feudal ideas under Rufus their bearing
129
rues
131
December 4 Consecration of Anselm dispute with Thomas
139
Beginning of appeals to Rome effects of the Con
145
Administrative and social changes outward effects
149
Henrys absences from England his bestowal
151
Seeming contradictions in his character 156157
157
and English strengthening of law and of the royal
165
Aug 1 1101 Robert lands at Portsmouth treaty between
171
Imprisonment of Robert of Belesme 183184
183
Ol7 Z0 I I19 Council of Rheims dealings of Lewis with Pope
191
Meulan 196197
197
her succession confirmed 203205
203
Afla irs of Wales Flemish settlement in Pembroke
209
married clergy 221223
221
tion of Bishops
227
of York 154235
235
The Reign of Stephen
242
The royal supremacy under the Conqueror
259
berlaud and N orthumberland historical bearing
261
State of Wales the Flemish settlements 271272
271
I150 Henry Duke of the Normans
279
Horrors of the anarchy independence of the lords
285
Sept 30 1 139 Landing of Matilda generosity of Stephen leaders
291
His strict administration of justice 157160
307
Henry Murdac Roger
315
with Eustace 323324
323
Early isolation of England effects of its insular
340
New European position of England under Henry
346
Comparison between England and Sweden
353
General increase of intercourse with the Continent
361
Practical change in the working of the Assembly
419
Effect of the practice of summons growth of
425
lain and Constable 429450
429
The Chancellor growth of his ofice other uses
435
Weakening of the local courts and strengthening
441
The old Assemblies kept up penalties for non
447
AD race
451
Feudalization of Europe origin of manors theories
460
English origin of the English towns differences
465
Effect of the Conquest on the growth of the towns
471
No place for actual slavery in feudal ideas abolition
479
duction of tournaments 487489
487
Real and legendary legislation of Villiam tem
491
Introduction of foreign prelates secularization
497
History of tithe of advowsons appropriation
503
Effect of confusion in nomenclature origin
509
British infusion
517
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522
Final triumph of English survivals of the use
536
Infusion of foreign words a sign of the fusion
545
and the Norman Conquest of England 55551
551
English names borne by the sons of Danes and
559
Introduction of surnames in Normandy history
565
British and Danish names in England
571
53 Efecls of the Norman Conquest on English Lzteraturc
577
trast with Homer 583584
583
CHAPTER XXVI
598
buildings of Rome Ravenna Lucca and Pisa
605
Connexion between Norman and Lombard archi
623
Norman architecture in England affected by
627
26 3 3
633
Introduction of the pointed arch the form brought
639
CHAPTER XXVII
652
Qhjects of Henry and Thomas comparison
663
Third period of Henrys reign character of Queen
669
The Assize of Arms the use of mercenaries
681
position marriages of his daughters his Italian
705
The alleged laws of William and Henry not for
880
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