Ruling England 1042-1217 (2nd New edition)

Ruling England 1042-1217 (2nd New edition)

By: Richard Huscroft (author)Paperback

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Ruling England, now in its second edition, is a key text for students wishing to understand the complexities of medieval kingship in England from 1042-1217. Beginning just before the Norman Conquest, and ending with the ratification of Magna Carta, this book is divided into three parts: Late Anglo-Saxon England, Anglo-Norman England and Angevin England. Richard Huscroft considers the reign of each king during these periods, including their relationships with the nobility, local government, the courts and the Church and poses the central question of how the ruler of the most sophisticated kingdom in twelfth century Europe was eventually compelled to submit to the humiliation of Magna Carta at the start of the thirteenth. This new edition has been fully revised and updated to take into account the latest scholarship. Throughout the book key areas of historiographical debate are highlighted and analysed, including nationhood, feudalism and Magna Carta. The narrative is supported by maps, a genealogy of the kings of England, a chronology, a glossary and an introduction to the principal narrative sources and their authors to provide a thorough introduction to the political history of medieval England. This book will be essential reading for students of English medieval history.

About Author

Richard Huscroft teaches history at Westminster School. His previous publications include The Norman Conquest: A New Introduction (2009) and Expulsion: England's Jewish Solution (2006).


List of Debates Preface to the Second Edition Introduction Chronology of Main Events, 978-1217, A Note on Money, References and Abbreviations, Glossary, Maps, Genealogy Part I. Late Anglo-Saxon England, 1042-1066 1. The Reigns, 1042-1066 2. Ruling the Kingdom, 1042-1066 3. The Kings and the Law, 1042-1066 4. The Kings and the Church, 1042-1066 Part II. Anglo-Norman England, 1066-1154 5. The Reigns, 1066-1154 6. Ruling the Kingdom, 1066-1154 7. The Kings and the Law, 1066-1154 8. The Kings and the Church, 1066-1154 Part III. Angevin England, 1154-1217 9. The Reigns, 1154-1217 10. Ruling the Kingdom, 1154-1217 11. The Kings and the Law, 1154-1217 12. The Kings and the Church, 1154-1217 The Principal Narrative Sources and their Authors, 1042-1217 Suggestions for Further Reading Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781138786554
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 266
  • ID: 9781138786554
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 1138786551
  • edition: 2nd New edition

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