The English Settlements

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Oxford University Press, 1989 - History - 252 pages
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The English Settlements is a masterly account of the Dark Ages in the light of evidence from literary sources, the relevant archaeological remains both in England and on the Continent, and place-names and other linguistic developments. J. N. L. Myres draws attention to some little-understood factors which seem to link Roman Britain with Anglo-Saxon England, and so suggests strands of political and social continuity which aid our understanding of this particularly complex and traumatic period of our history. 'He is the foremost authority on the subject and presents a fascinating concentration of evidence, much of which remains enigmatic' Anthony Powell 'Our Dark Age is still murky This learned book is the best introductory torch available' The Times 'Let us salute the author with congratulations on the achievement of this interpretation of a remarkable lifetime's work.' TLS
 

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1989 / 252 pages / 174

Contents

AP S 1 4 xxixxxxii
1
Ambrosius and Amesbury 160
15
THE CONTINENTAL BACKGROUND
46
Carausius and the Saxon Shore
53
Fashions in pottery
63
Parallels between continental and English fashions in pottery
69
THE ROMANOBRITISH BACKGROUND
74
The Alemanni in Britain
80
Wessex after Cerdic
153
Ceawlin and the Saxon settlement of the upper Thames area
162
The Deorham campaign of 577
168
THE HUMBRENSES AND THE NORTH
174
Settlement of Deira and the Vale of York
187
Situation in north Yorkshire and Durham
197
CHANGE AND DECAY
202
Career of Ambrosius remembered as exceptional among British
212

SAXONS ANGLES AND JUTES ON THE SAXON
104
The Saxon inhumation areas in the southeast
113
The position of London
128
lle of Sussex as the first Bretwalda
137
THE FORMATION OF WESSEX
144
ADDENDA
221
BIBLIOGRAPHY
228
INDEX
241
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Dr J. N. L. Myres (1902-89) was formerly Honorary Student of Christ Church and Bodley's Librarian at the University of Oxford.

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