Thirteenth Century England X: Proceedings of the Durham by Michael Prestwich, Richard Britnell, Robin Frame

By Michael Prestwich, Richard Britnell, Robin Frame

This assortment provides new and unique study into the lengthy 13th century, from c.1180-c.1330, with a selected specialize in the reign of Edward II and its aftermath. different issues tested contain crown funds, markets and festivals, royal stewards, the aftermath of the Barons' struggle, Wace's Roman de Brut, and authority in Yorkshire nunneries; and the quantity additionally follows the culture of the sequence via taking a look past England, with contributions at the function of Joan, spouse of Llywelyn the nice in Anglo-Welsh relatives, Dublin, and English landholding in eire, whereas the continental connection is represented by means of a comparability of elements of English and French kingship.

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Under the Hammer: Edward I and Scotland by Fiona Watson

By Fiona Watson

Battle actually starts whilst the invading military, conquest whole, is going domestic. it's the dating among the local inhabitants and people last at the back of as a part of the recent management which holds the foremost to our realizing of not just the mechanisms of conquest, but additionally the basic components of presidency wanted by means of societies. Nowhere is that this extra convincingly confirmed than within the tried annexation of Scotland by means of Edward I of britain, already conqueror of Wales. The Scotland of Wallace and Bruce approximately succumbed, having wrestled with contradictory wishes for independence, and for balance and united executive, for almost a decade. the truth that, finally, she didn't provide in illustrates that patriotism does certainly play a valuable function in discussions of conflict and conquest. Fiona Watson examines the method of conquest and tried colonisation of 1 medieval nation through one other, targeting that almost all very important point of conquest: the upkeep of garrisons. She indicates how the dominion of Scotland was once capable of marshal its assets and create a coherent and cohesive nationwide entrance to house a extra robust enemy. lower than the Hammer offers a miles clearer photograph of medieval Scotland - its various part elements; its feel of self, its strengths and weak point. a lot of this can surprise.

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Battleground Europe D-Day to Germany by Warlord Games

By Warlord Games

Take the struggle to the enemy with this new theatre booklet for Bolt motion. From the D-Day landings to the ultimate conflict for Berlin, this quantity supplies gamers every little thing they should concentration their gaming on those ultimate campaigns within the eu Theatre of Operations. situations and designated principles provide whatever for all Bolt motion gamers, whatever the armies they gather.

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England on Edge: Crisis and Revolution 1640-1642 by David Cressy

By David Cressy

England on part bargains with the cave in of the govt. of Charles I, the disintegration of the Church of britain, and the accompanying cultural panic that ended in civil conflict. interested by the years 1640 to 1642, it examines stresses and fractures in social, political, and spiritual tradition, and the emergence of an unrestrained well known press. 1000s of individuals now not quite often visible in old surveys make appearances the following, in a drama a lot higher than the fight of king and parliament. Historians normally assert that royalists and parliamentarians parted corporation over problems with precept, constitutional scruples, and non secular trust, yet a extra advanced photo emerges from the surroundings of tension, distrust, and worry. instead of seeing England's progressive transformation as a made from the civil conflict, as has been universal between historians, David Cressy unearths the area became the other way up within the years previous the outbreak of hostilities. The humbling of Charles I, the erosion of the royal prerogative, and the increase of an government parliament have been vital gains of the progressive drama of 1640-1642. The cave in of the Laudian ascendancy, the splintering of the verified church, the increase of radical sectarianism, and the emergence of an Anglican resistance all happened in those years sooner than the beginnings of bloodshed. the area of public discourse turned quickly energized and elevated, in counterpoint with an exuberantly unfettered press and a deeply traumatized state.These associated tactics, and the disruptive contradictions inside them, made this a time of shaking and of prayer. England's elite encountered a number of transgressions, a few extra imagined than genuine, concerning lay encroachments at the area of the clergy, lowly intrusions into concerns of country, town clashing with the courtroom, the road with associations of presidency, and girls undermining the territories of fellows. The simultaneity, concatenation, and cumulative, compounding impact of those disturbances extra to their ferocious depth, and helped to carry down England's ancien regime. This was once the revolution prior to the Revolution, the revolution that resulted in civil struggle.

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The Reign of Edward II: New Perspectives by Gwilym Dodd, Anthony Musson

By Gwilym Dodd, Anthony Musson

Edward II presided over a turbulent and politically charged interval ofEnglish historical past, yet thus far he has been quite overlooked compared to different fourteenth and fifteenth-century kings. This ebook bargains an important re-appraisal of a far maligned monarch and his old significance, employing the newest empirical examine and revisionist theories, and focusing on humans and personalities, perceptions and expectancies, instead of dry constitutional research. Papers think about either the institutional and the private points of Edward II's existence and rule: his sexual popularity, the royal court docket, the function of the king's loved ones knights, the character of legislations and parliament within the reign, and England's family members with eire and Europe. members: J. S. HAMILTON, W. M. ORMROD, IAN MORTIMER, MICHAEL PRESTWICH, ALISTAIR TEBBIT, W. R. CHILDS, PAUL DRYBURGH, ANTHONY MUSSON, GWILYM DODD, ALISON MARSHALL, MARTYN LAWRENCE, SEYMOUR PHILLIPS.

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Edgar, King of the English 959-975: New Interpretations by Donald Scragg

By Donald Scragg

King Edgar governed England for a brief yet major interval in the midst of the 10th century. of his 4 teenagers succeeded him as king and have been to develop into canonized. He was once identified to later generations as "the Pacific" or "the peaceful" simply because his reign was once unfastened from exterior assault and with out inner dissention, and he presided over a interval of significant social and financial swap: early in his rule the expansion of monastic energy and wealth concerned redistribution of a lot of the country's resources, whereas the top of his reign observed the production of England's first nationwide coinage, with company financial keep an eye on from the centre. He fulfilled King Alfred's dream of the West Saxon royal condominium ruling the full of britain, and, like his uncle King Æthelstan, he maintained overlordship of the entire of england. regardless of his substantial achievements, even if, Edgar has been missed through students, in part simply because his reign has been proposal to have handed with little incident. A time for an entire reassessment of his success is accordingly lengthy late, which the essays during this quantity supply. participants: SIMON KEYNES, SHASHI JAYAKUMAR, C.P, LEWIS, FREDERICK M. BIGGS, BARBARA YORKE, JULIA CRICK, LESLEY ABRAMS, HUGH PAGAN, JULIA BARROW, CATHERINE KARKOV, ALEXANDER R. RUMBLE, MERCEDES SALVADOR-BELLO.

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Walking the South Coast of England by David Bathurst

By David Bathurst

Each year, humans flock to England's south coast to go to historical past websites or just to chill at the seashore. yet to determine the true attractiveness that those wonderful counties need to supply, choose up this specific advisor to a couple of the simplest strolling in Britain. David Bathurst has walked 650 miles of coast, taking in breath-taking common landscapes and demanding landmarks at the approach. With rugged cliffs and historic cathedral towns, ancient ports and lovely flora and fauna, there's anything for everybody; no matter if you're a professional hiker able to tackle the total stroll, or a summertime stroller who desires to adventure this worthwhile ramble in smaller doses. With an in depth description of the whole path, worthwhile information regarding the geography and historical past, and sensible suggestion concerning navigation and native facilities, this worthy guidebook is a must have for someone going jogging on England's south coast.

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Incest and Influence: The Private Life of Bourgeois England by Adam Kuper

By Adam Kuper

Like many gents of his time, Charles Darwin married his first cousin. actually, marriages among shut family members have been typical in nineteenth-century England, and Adam Kuper argues that they performed a vital function within the upward thrust of the bourgeoisie.
Incest and effect indicates us simply how the political networks of the eighteenth-century aristocracy have been succeeded through 1000's of in-married bourgeois clans—in finance and undefined, in neighborhood and nationwide politics, within the church, and in highbrow lifestyles. In a richly distinct narrative, Kuper deploys his services as an anthropologist to research family marriages one of the Darwins and Wedgwoods, in Quaker and Jewish banking households, and within the Clapham Sect and their descendants over 4 generations, finishing with a revealing account of the Bloomsbury staff, the main eccentric manufactured from English bourgeois endogamy.
These marriage thoughts have been the staple of novels, and contemporaries have been enthusiastic about them. yet there have been matters. principles approximately incest have been in flux as theological doctrines have been challenged. For 40 years Victorian parliaments debated no matter if a guy may well marry his deceased wife’s sister. Cousin marriage afflicted scientists, together with Charles Darwin and his cousin Francis Galton, upsetting innovative rules approximately breeding and heredity.
This groundbreaking research brings out the relationship among deepest lives, public fortunes, and the historical past of imperial Britain.

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Fruit Flies Like a Banana by Steve Haywood

By Steve Haywood

Whilst Steve Haywood hits 50 he's galvanised into motion. Exploring the English canals on his trusty narrowboat "Justice" and the geographical region in his vintage Triumph usher in, he makes an attempt to delve into what it's that makes the English so, good, English. fortunately blending with the eccentric array of characters he meets alongside the way in which, Steve stories greater than his fair proportion of mayhem, mishaps and, in fact, torrential rain.

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The Family and Family Relationships, 1500–1900: England, by Rosemary O'Day

By Rosemary O'Day

Whereas historians have written comfortably in regards to the country and the church, the family members has up to now defied historic research. because the basic cellphone of human social agency, upon which either country and church count, it really is of the most important significance. during this concise, informative and stimulating booklet, Rosemary O'Day seeks to provide an explanation for the problems dealing with the historian of the relatives and to indicate suggestions for his or her answer. She compares households and families in time, area and economic climate over the interval 1500-1914 and attracts jointly the real present paintings.

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