Kingship and Government in Pre-conquest England c.500-c.1066 (British History in Perspective)
By: Ann Williams (author)Hardback
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This work is a study of the exercise of royal authority before the Norman Conquest. Six centuries separate the "adventus Saxonum" from the battle of Hastings: during those years, the English kings changed from warlords, who exacted submission by force, into law givers to whom obedience was a moral duty. In the process, they created many of the administrative institutes which continued to serve their successors. They also created England: the united kingdom of the English people.
ANN WILLIAMS is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia.
Preface Abbreviations Chronology Genealogical Tables Through a Glass Darkly: The Origins of English Kingship The Time of the Warlords The Shadow of Mercia Strategies of Power All the King's Men Out of the North: The Impact of the Vikings The Making of England Rule and Conflict, 978-1066 The Ill-Counselled King The Danish Conquest Authority and Ambition, 1042-66 Index
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