Explores the key events and themes of English history
This two-volume narrative of English history draws on the most up-to-date primary and secondary research, encouraging students to interpret the full range of England’s social, economic, cultural, and political past.
A History of England, Volume 1 (Prehistory to 1714), focuses on the most important developments in the history of England through the early 18th century. Topics include the Viking and Norman conquests of the 11th century, the creation of the monarchy, the Reformation, and the Glorious Revolution of 1688.
Douglas R. Bisson is professor of history at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of The Merchant Adventurers of England: The Company and the Crown, 1474-1564 (University of Delaware Press, 1993) and co-author of A History of England, sixth edition, two volumes (Pearson, 2013).
Chapter 1: The Land and the People
Chapter 2: Roman Britain: 55 B.C.E.–450 C.E.
Chapter 3: Anglo-Saxon England: 450–1066
Chapter 4: Norman England
Chapter 5: The Angevins
Chapter 6: The Thirteenth Century: 1216–1307
Chapter 7: War and Crisis: 1307–1399
Chapter 8: Lancaster and York: 1399–1485
Chapter 9: The Reign of Henry VII: 1485–1509
Chapter 10: War and Reformation: 1509–1547
Chapter 11: Protestant and Catholic: 1547–1558
Chapter 12: Elizabethan England: 1558–1603
Chapter 13: Early Stuart England: 1603–1640
Chapter 14: The English Revolution: 1640–1660
Chapter 15: Restoration and Revolution: 1660–1689
Chapter 16: War and Society