9780415222150

From Norman Conquest to Magna Carta: England 10661215

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415222150

  • ISBN10:

    041522215X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-08-05
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

From Norman Conquest to Magna Cartais a wide-ranging history of England from 1066 to 1215. Starting with the build-up to the Battle of Hastings and ending with the Magna Carta, Christopher Daniell traces the profound change England underwent in the meantime, from religion through court life to arts and architecture. This survey uses a combination of original sources and sharp analysis to trace England's transformation after 1066. The Papacy became powerful enough to proclaim Crusades or challenge kings. The new monastic orders revitalised Christianity in England and spread European learning throughout the country. The new Norman conquerors changed the landscape with major building projects, new cathedrals and churches, and numerous castles in the countryside to defend the new lords. In 1215 the king's administration had become more sophisticated and centralised. The homelands in Normandy had been lost, forcing future kings to concentrate on England. The Magna Carta was signed in 1215 and wouldrevolutionize the world in centuries to come.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations ix
Introduction xi
1 Hastings and after, 1066-1100 1(25)
Background and battle
1(9)
Aftermath
10(6)
The impact of the Conquest
16(10)
2 Peoples and families, 1066-1215 26(27)
Normans and Anglo-Saxons
26(7)
Family politics
33(5)
The Anarchy
38(6)
The Plantagenets
44(6)
Magna Carta
50(3)
3 Boundaries and networks 53(25)
Anglo-Norman aristocracy
53(3)
Boundaries
56(1)
Scotland and the northern border
57(5)
Wales
62(2)
Ireland
64(2)
Empire building
66(2)
Networks: dynasties and church
68(4)
The Mediterranean and the Crusades
72(6)
4 Court life and power 78(30)
Kingship
78(10)
Feudalism
88(4)
Women, marriage and family
92(8)
Warfare
100(8)
5 Government and justice 108(20)
The king and the curia regis
108(2)
The king's household
110(8)
The role of the individual and family in government
118(1)
Absence of the king, family members and the justiciar
119(1)
The church and administration
120(1)
Rule of the provinces: sheriffs
121(3)
The court system
124(3)
Ecclesiastical courts
127(1)
The law 128(6)
6 Religion 134(28)
The power of the church
134(1)
The papacy, reforms and England
135(3)
The structure of the church in England
138(13)
Patronage: the church and the laity
151(5)
The Jews
156(2)
Popular religion
158(4)
7 Economy and society 162(28)
The economy and economic trends
162(15)
Specialisation and categorisation
177(3)
Space
180(10)
8 The arts in England 190(27)
Twelfth-century Renaissance and education
190(4)
Languages
194(3)
Literature and drama
197(3)
Art
200(1)
Architecture
201(7)
Sources of inspiration
208(3)
Decoration
211(1)
Interrelationships
212(1)
Patrons, masons and materials
213(4)
Postscript 217(1)
Appendix: significant dates and facts about the monarchs of England, 1066-1216 218(1)
Bibliography 219(22)
Index 241

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