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Ruling England, 1042-1217


Ruling England, 1042-1217

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    Available in PDF Format | Ruling England, 1042-1217.pdf | English
    Richard Huscroft(Author)
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 aspects of medieval history (social, economic, cultural) is possible without a firm grounding in political events, and this book covers these themes in depth.

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  • PDF | 264 pages
  • Richard Huscroft(Author)
  • Routledge; 1 edition (27 April 2015)
  • English
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  • History
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  • By Kingers44 on 7 December 2010

    I was very happy with this book. Huscroft organises it superbly making it really accessible for 6th form students. There are three chronological sections, 1042-1066, 1066-1154 and 1154-1217. Each of these sections commences with a chronological narrative of the reigns followed by detailed investigations into specific problems of government, church and the law. The basic theme is the development of English monarchy culminating with Magna Carta and the whole book provides a first class introduction to the high medieval period. Those who want to dig deeper will need to look elsewhere and Clanchy is probably a better all round volume: especially as he considers the thirteenth century in its entirety. Nevertheless, a very good book indeed.

  • By Guest on 4 August 2016

    I definitely got my money's worth purchasing this book, it is exactly what I needed as it covers the Angevin's which is the topic I am learning about in a-level medieval history; it is also great condition and arrived very quickly

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