England in the Early Middle Ages

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Derek Baker
Boydell & Brewer, Oct 1, 1995 - History - 296 pages
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A selection of primary source material in translation, supplemented by a substantial body of especially chosen photographic and visual materials. Some 130 items and 40 illustrations cover: Vikings in England, Alfred the Great (849-899), Reconquest of the Danelaw, Pre-Conquest Church, Ethelred II and Cnut, Reign of the Confessor (1042-1066), Norman Conquest, Feudal Society, Reigns of William II and Henry I, Reign of Stephen (1135-1154), Reign of Henry II and its Sequel, The Church (1066-1216), Land and People.
 

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Contents

Introduction
21
The Destruction of Lindisfarne
27
Alfred and the Danes
33
Alfred in Legend
45
Edward the Elder 899924
46
St Dunstan
53
ETHELRED II AND CNUT
60
Edmund Ironside
66
The Wreck of the White Ship 1120
130
Geoffrey de Mandeville
136
Charter of Henry II 1154
147
The Inquest of Sheriffs i 170
148
An Angevin Lawsuit 115 51163
156
King John 11991216
163
THE CHURCH 10661216
171
Archbishop Anselm 10931109
177

Earl Godwin
71
The Succession
78
The Conqueror 10661087
84
The Conqueror on the Normans
91
Bishop Oswald of Worcester and his Thegns
97
KnightService owed by the Archbishop of York to Henry II
103
Feudal Aids
110
Ranulph Flambard and the Bishopric of Worcester
116
Coronation of Henry I
122
The Character of Henry Is Reign
128
Thomas Becket
187
Arnulf of Lisieux advises Becket
195
Beckets Successor
201
The Arrival of the Franciscans in England
209
An Account of Occupations
210
A Survey of the Manor of Elton probably 11541189
216
The Building of Westminster Abbey
223
Witchcraft
230
Index
237
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About the author (1995)

Derek Baker was lecturer in medieval history at the University of Edinburgh. In addition to this book he is the editor of Medieval Women and England in the Early Middle Ages.

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