By Christopher Harper-Bill, Elisabeth van Houts
With its wealth of knowledge and skilful exhibit, the publication is a truly helpful significant other for any traveler via this crowded territory. ENGLISH historic overview by the point of the Conquest, the Normans were validated in Normandy for over one hundred fifty years. they'd remodeled themselves from pagan Northmen into Christian princes; their territories prolonged from England, southern Italy and Sicily to far-off Antioch, and their impression had unfold all through western Europe and the Mediterranean. Duke William's victory at Hastings and the ensuing Anglo-Norman union introduced England into the mainstream of eu background and tradition, with far-reaching outcomes for Western civilisation. those particularly commissioned stories are concerned about the achievements of the cross-Channel realm. They make a huge contribution to an realizing of the hundred years that witnessed nice switch and significant advancements in English and Norman govt and society. There are surveys of the 2 constituent elements, of Normandy below the Angevin kings, of where of nation and duchy within the politics and tradition of the North Sea, and of the parallel Norman fulfillment within the Mediterranean. There are overviews either one of secular management and of the church, and a learn of 'feudalism' and lordship. in the vast box of cultural heritage, there are discussions of language, literature, the writing of heritage, and ecclesiastical structure. participants LESLEY ABRAMS, MATTHEW BENNETT, MARJORIE CHIBNALL, CHRISTOPHER HARPER-BILL, ELISABETH VAN HOUTS, EMMA MASON, RICHARD PLANT, CASSANDRA POTTS, DANIEL strength, IAN brief, ANN WILLIAMS.
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Leges Henrici Primi, Oxford 1972, 94–5). For the problems of defining the ‘Danelaw’, see D. Hadley, ‘ “And they proceeded to plough and support themselves”: the Scandinavian Settlement of England’, ANS xix, 1997, 69–96, especially pp. 84–6. IV Edgar 2,2; ASC ‘D’, ‘E’, 1065. For a favourable survey of Harold as king, emanating admittedly from a source biased towards him, see Worcester ii, 600–1. R. , The Vita Wulfstani of William of Malmesbury, Camden Society 3rd ser. XL, 1928, 22–3; E. Mason, St Wulfstan of Worcester, Oxford 1990, 102–4.
A. Williams, ‘The King’s Nephew: the Family, Career and Connections of Ralph, Earl of Hereford’, in Studies . . to Brown, 327–43, especially 338–40. Leofwine attests as earl from 1059, but no charters survive for the years 1055–58. He certainly held the shires of Hertford, Middlesex and probably Buckingham, but the evidence connecting him with Kent, Sussex and Staffordshire is unreliable. It is not certain whether he was older or younger than his brother Gyrth (see next note). Like Leofwine (see previous note), Gyrth attests as earl from 1059, but he had held Norfolk during Ælfgar’s exile in 1055 (Vita Ædwardi, 50–1).
25 In 923 Rollo and his warband accompanied Charles the Simple’s army on a military campaign near Beauvais. 26 This concession is usually interpreted as a reference to the region that became central Normandy, and it essentially meant that the Normans had carte blanche from the king to expand west from the Seine. Ralph may have hoped thereby to divert their attentions away from the central theater of Frankish politics. 27 In retaliation, the counts of Flanders and Vermandois, who were allies of King Ralph, defeated Rollo in battle at Eu, on the Bresle River.
A Companion to the Anglo-Norman World by Christopher Harper-Bill, Elisabeth van Houts