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Ruling England, 1042-1217

Author: Richard Huscroft
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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A new history of post-conquest England which makes the new kingdom accessible through a focus on its kings and how it was ruled, featuring the empire building dynasties. The central theme of the book is the rise and fall of English kingship during this period and at its heart is the central question of how the ruler of the most sophisticated kingdom in 12th century Europe was eventually compelled to submit to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Huscroft, Richard.
Ruling England, 1042-1217.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Huscroft
ISBN: 9781317334750 1317334752 9781315659671 1315659670 9781317334767 1317334760 9781317334743 1317334744
OCLC Number: 868489802
Description: 1 online resource (265 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chronology of Main Events, 978-1217; A Note on Money; References and Abbreviations; List of Debates; Maps; Genealogy; Part I. Late Anglo-Saxon England, 1042-1066; 1. The Reigns, 1042-1066; Edward the Confessor, 1042-1066; Harold II, January-October 1066; The Interregnum, 14 October-25 December 1066; Notes; 2. Ruling the Kingdom, 1042-1066; King and nobility; The crisis of 1051-1052; Royal government; Local government; Royal wealth; Military organisation; Conclusion; Notes. 3. The Kings and the Law, 1042-1066Codes and cases; Courts and communities; Trial and punishment; Conclusion; Notes; 4. The Kings and the Church, 1042-1066; The late Anglo-Saxon Church; Royal government and the Church; A backward Church in need of reform?; Notes; Part II. Anglo-Norman England, 1066-1154; 5. The Reigns, 1066-1154; William I 'the Conqueror', 1066-1087; William II 'Rufus', 1087-1100; Henry I, 1100-1135; Stephen, 1135-1154; Notes; 6. Ruling the Kingdom, 1066-1154; King and nobility; Cross-Channel government; The royal household; Local government; Royal wealth. Military organisationGovernment in writing; Conclusion; Notes; 7. The Kings and the Law, 1066-1154; The principal courts; The criminal law; Civil cases; Conclusion; Notes; 8. The Kings and the Church, 1066-1154; The Church in Normandy; Controlling the English Church; Other reforms; Kings, archbishops and popes; The reign of Stephen; Conclusion; Notes; Part III. Angevin England, 1154-1217; 9. The Reigns, 1154-1217; Henry II, 1154-1189; Richard I, 1189-1199; John, 1199-1216; Notes; 10. Ruling the Kingdom, 1154-1217; The Angevin Empire; The restoration of royal authority; King and nobility. Royal governmentLocal government; Royal wealth; Military organisation; The road to Runnymede; Notes; 11. The Kings and the Law, 1154-1217; The background to the reforms; The operation of the system; The reforms; The effects of the reforms; Conclusion; Notes; 12. The Kings and the Church, 1154-1217; The Papacy and canon law; Royal expectations; Henry II and Thomas Becket; John and Innocent III; Notes; The Principal Narrative Sources and their Authors, 1042-1217; Suggestions for Further Reading; Index.
Responsibility: Richard Huscroft.

Abstract:

A new history of post-conquest England which makes the new kingdom accessible through a focus on its kings and how it was ruled, featuring the empire building dynasties. The central theme of the book is the rise and fall of English kingship during this period and at its heart is the central question of how the ruler of the most sophisticated kingdom in 12th century Europe was eventually compelled to submit to the humiliation of Magna Carta at the start of the thirteenth. The book also reaffirms the importance of high politics in English history. No proper understanding of the wider a.

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Praise of the previous edition: 'This is a splendidly fresh and clear account of the main political events in England between the Norman Conquest and King John's Magna Carta.'Michael Clanchy FBA, Read more...

 
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