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Author: W O Hassall
Publisher: New York, Harper & Row [1965]
Series: Harper torchbooks., Academy library.; Harper torchbooks, 1205.
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Hassall, W.O. (William Owen), 1912-
Medieval England as viewed by contemporaries.
New York, Harper & Row [1965]
(OCoLC)743169719
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W O Hassall
OCLC Number: 16772990
Notes: Originally published in 1957 by Basil Blackwell, Oxford, under title: They saw it happen.
Description: xxvi, 236 pages illustrations 20 cm.
Contents: The Romans arrive, 55 B.C. --
The Britons, 54 B.C. --
Caesar's second invasion, 54 B.C. --
Boudicca revolts, A.D. 61 --
Romanization of Britain --
Roman inscriptions --
The last Roman, Fifth Century --
Destruction of Britain, Sixth Century --
The conversion of Northumbria, 627 --
Synod of Whitby, 664 --
British resistance to Mercia, Eighth Century --
King Alfred, 849-901 --
Alfred's navy --
King Alfred on education --
St. Dunstan, craftsman and artists, 924-99 --
Trial by ordeal --
Aelfric's pupils, 1005 --
Charms --
Canute, 1017-35 --
Duties of boors, bee-keepers and swineherds, Eleventh Century --
Death of the witch of Berkeley, 1065 --
The Norman conquest, 1066 --
After Hastings, 1066 --
Saxons and Normans in Norman eyes --
Killing Englishmen no murder --
Sack of Peterborough, 2 June, 1070 --
Oblates and novices school at Canterbury, c. 1075 --
Domesday book, 1086 --
William the conqueror, d. 7 September 1087 --
St. Margaret, d. 1093 --
St. Margaret's gospel --
Archbishop Anselm, 4 December 1093-21 April 1109 --
Death of Rufus, 2 August, 1100 --
Henry I and Anselm agree about investitures at Bec, 1107 --
The Cistercians --
Godric the merchant, Twelfth Century --
Loss of the white ship, 25 November, 1120 --
Anarchy, 1137 --
The battle of the standard, 22 August 1138 --
Escape of the Empress Matilda from Oxford, Christmas 1142 --
Scorched earth, 1149 --
The town bell, 1154 --
Henry II, 1154-89 --
Northern gossip about deer-hunting in Scotland, 1165 --
Becket's embassy to Paris, 1158 --
Heretics beaten, 1166 --
Murder of Thomas Becket, 29 December, 1170 --
St. Thomas the martyr, 1170 --
Penance of Henry II, 12 July, 1174 --
The exchequer, 1176-9 --
Boyhood of Gerald of Wales --
An eistedfodd, 1176 --
The Welsh, late Twelfth Century --
Trade in Norman London --
London sports --
Coronation of Richard I, 3 September, 1189 --
Richard I, 1189-99 --
Richard I's fleet, 23 September, 1190 --
Siege of Acre, 1191 --
Abbot Samson, 21 Feb. 1182-30 Dec. 1211 --
Accession of King John, 1199 --
The great charter, 1215 --
King John's fury, 1215 --
Londoners riot against Westminster Abbey, 1223 --
Marriage of Eleanor of Provence to Henry III, 14 January, 1236 --
Franciscans and Dominicans, 1243 --
Robert Grosseteste --
Sanctity of St. Edmund Rich, Archbishop of Canterbury --
Building by Henry III, 1249-50 --
A poitevin favourite, 1252 --
Death of Simon De Montfort, 5 August, 1265 --
'Feodary of the lordships of Holkham and of their tenants,' 1272-3 --
Villein services, 1272-3 --
Arable and pasture --
Oxen versus horses --
Death of Llywelyn Ein Llyw Olaf, 1282 --
Quarrymen, 1290-1384 --
Thirteen claimants to the Scottish crown accept Edward I as sovereign lord of Scotland, 5 June, 1291 --
A Holkham rental, c. 1295 --
Berwick catle stores, 22 October, 1298 --
Edward of Carnarvon, Prince of Wales, 1301 --
Playgoers, 1301 --
A suburban tithe dispute, 16 August, 1312 --
Scottish liberation --
The maner of the Scottis, and how they can warre, 1327 --
Sir James Douglas killed, 25 August, 1330 --
Village troubles, 1332-3 --
Sea-fight at Sluys, 24 June, 1340 --
Mishandling books --
Battle of Crecy, Saturday, 26 August, 1346 --
Tournament, 1347 --
The black death, 1348-9 --
The flagellants come to London, Michaelmas, 1349 --
Bailiff's manorial accounts, 1349-50 --
Rotherfield Peppard manor, 1351 --
The Scottish countryside, 1363-84 --
Prices, 1366 --
Wages, 1366 --
An unsympathetic view of the poor, c. 1375 --
John Ball, 1381 --
Death of Wat Tyler, 1381 --
William Gryndecobbe, 1381 --
The Pillory --
Student riot, 1388-9 --
Henley borough assembly book, 1395-1463 --
A word from the vanquished, 1399 --
Bolingbroke, Duke of Lancaster, becomes Henry IV, 1399 --
Lollards --
Henry V's coronation feast, Passion Sunday, 9 April, 1413 --
Henry V's invasion of France, 1415 --
Agincourt, 25 October, 1415 --
Bricks, 1416-8 --
Margery Kempe suspected of being a lollard at Leicester, 1417 --
Siege of Rouen, 1418-9 --
Dick Whittington, thrice Mayor, 1419 --
A wounded veteran of Agincourt, 1422 --
Orleans saved by Jeanne D'Arc, 9 May, 1429 --
Godstow Abbey, 29 May, 1445 --
Piety of Henry VI --
Precedence at Duke Humphrey's table, before 1447 --
Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, the 'king-maker' at the first battle of St. Albans, 22 May, 1455 --
Scattered arable strips, 1456-7 --
Bishop Peacock recants, 4 December, 1457 --
A bath, c. 1460 --
troubles of Queen Margaret of Anjou, 1463 --
Warwick v. Woodville, 1469 --
Edward IV suddenly expelled by Warwick, the kingmaker, 26 September, 1470 --
Death of Henry VI, Tuesday, 21 May, 1471 --
England and France --
Edward IV and Louis XI, 1474-5 --
Cotswold wool, 23 November, 1478 --
Play of Noah at Hull, 1483 --
Edward IV, 1461-83 --
Richard III, Crouchback, 1483-5 --
The battle of Bosworth, 22 August, 1485.
Series Title: Harper torchbooks., Academy library.; Harper torchbooks, 1205.
Other Titles: They saw it happen
Responsibility: Compiled and edited by W.O. Hassall. Foreword by E.E.Y. Hales. Drawings by Averil Hassall from pages in the Holkham Bible.

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