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The Anglo-Saxon chronicles

Author: Anne Savage; Christopher Pick
Publisher: London : Guild Pub., 1988, ©1982.
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Begun by monks in the reign of King Alfred, the annals that are collectively known as the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles are a record of life in England from the time of the Roman invasion to the middle of the twelfth century. Cataloging a thousand turbulent years of history, ending at the crowning of Henry II as ruler of a united nation, these fascinating accounts are presented here in a continuous narrative. From the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Savage; Christopher Pick
OCLC Number: 18937731
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 31 cm
Contents: Pt. one. Roman occupation --
Decline --
Anglo-Saxon invasions --
The coming of Christianity --
Sutton Hoo: Part one --
Part two --
Peterborough monastery --
Three great churchmen --
Early architecture --
Lindisfarne and the Northumbrian arts --
Early Viking period --
Aethelwulf --
The Norsemen: Part one --
Part two --
Pt. two. Saint Edmund --
Alfred --
King of the English --
The reign of Alfred: Part one --
Part two --
The treasures of England --
Edward the Elder --
Aethelstan --
Monastic life --
The Winchester School: Part one --
Part two --
Pt. three. Danish invasions --
Later Anglo-Saxon architecture: Part one --
Part two --
Late Viking period: Part one --
Part two --
Cnut the man --
Edward the Confessor --
Prelude to conquest --
Normandy --
Conquest year --
Pt. four. William as conqueror --
Consolidation and castles: Part one --
Part two --
Economic and social background --
Justice and the Norman kings --
Pt. five. Religious architecture --
William Rufus --
The First Crusade --
Henry I --
The visual arts --
Stephen and Matilda --
The lion in spring --
Henry II --
Appendix. Anglo-Saxon poetry --
Index --
Maps. The Anglo-Saxon kindgoms --
The Viking invasions --
The Norman Conquest: 1066 --
Norman territories in Britain and Europe --
Royal lines of descent. Kings of Wessex and Englan: 6th to 12th centuries --
The Scandinavian kings: 9th to 11th centuries --
Norman and Plantagenet kings.
Other Titles: Anglo-Saxon chronicle.
Responsibility: translated and collated by Ann Savage ; illustrated material: editor, Christopher Pick ; historical and picture researcher, Phyllis Hunt ; consultant, S.A. Bradley.

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Begun by monks in the reign of King Alfred, the annals that are collectively known as the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles are a record of life in England from the time of the Roman invasion to the middle of the twelfth century. Cataloging a thousand turbulent years of history, ending at the crowning of Henry II as ruler of a united nation, these fascinating accounts are presented here in a continuous narrative. From the everyday local dramas that made up the lives of the Anglo-Saxons to the intricacies of government and the reigns of kings, every aspect of life in the England of the Middle Ages is examined in detail. The modernized text is immediately comprehensible, but loses none of the rhythm, power or beauty of the original language, and traces the pattern of events chronologically, through the invasions of the Vikings and Normans, to the first of the Holy Crusades and beyond. With concise pictorial essays to help set the scene and shed light on some of the customs and practices of the times, this remarkable book brings England's past dramatically to life.

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