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The Penguin History of Britain David Carpenter

The Penguin History of Britain By David Carpenter

The Penguin History of Britain by David Carpenter


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Summary

The two-and-a-half centuries after 1066 were momentous ones in the history of Britain. The struggle for mastery in the book's title is in reality the struggle for different masteries within Great Britain. This book shows how the English domination of the kingdom was not a foregone conclusion.

The Penguin History of Britain Summary

The Penguin History of Britain: The Struggle for Mastery by David Carpenter

The two-and-a-half centuries after 1066 were momentous ones in the history of Britain. In 1066 England was conquered for the last time. The Anglo-Saxon ruling class was destroyed and the English became a subject race dominated by a Norman-French dynasty and aristocracy. This book shows how the English domination of the kingdom was by no means a foregone conclusion. The struggle for mastery in the book's title is in reality the struggle for different masteries within Great Britain. The book weaves together the histories of England, Scotland and Wales in a new way and argues that all three, in their different fashions, were competing for domination.

About David Carpenter

David Carpenter is Professor of Medieval History at King's College London. He is the author of THE BATTLES OF LEWES AND EVESHAM and THE REIGN OF HENRY III.

Table of Contents

The peoples of Britain; the economies of Britain; the Norman Conquest of England, 1066-87; Wales, Scotland and the Normans, 1058-94; Britain and the Anglo-Norman realm, 1087-1135; Britain remodelled - King Stephen, 1135-54, King David, 1124-53, and the Welsh rulers; King Henry II, Britain and Ireland, 1154-89; Richard the Lionheart, 1189-99, and William the Lion, 1165-1214; the reign of King John, 1199-1216; the minority of Henry III and its sequel, 1216-34, Llywelyn the Great, 1194-1240, and Alexander II, 1214-58; the tribulations of Henry III, the triumphs of Alexander III and Llywelyn, Prince of Wales, 1255-72; structures of society; Church, religion, literacy and learning; King Edward I - the parliamentary state; Wales and Scotland - conquest and coexistence.

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GOR002019023
9780713990652
0713990651
The Penguin History of Britain: The Struggle for Mastery by David Carpenter
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
20030807
640
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