By David Roberts, Clayton Roberts, Douglas R. Bisson
This two-volume narrative of English heritage attracts at the most modern fundamental and secondary learn, encouraging scholars to interpret the whole diversity of England’s social, monetary, cultural, and political past.
A heritage of britain, quantity 1 (Prehistory to 1714), specializes in an important advancements within the historical past of britain during the early 18th century. issues contain the Viking and Norman conquests of the eleventh century, the construction of the monarchy, the Reformation, and the fantastic Revolution of 1688.
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Extra resources for A History of England, Volume 1: Prehistory to 1714 (6th Edition)
The material conditions of peasant life were primitive and precarious. Excavations of a few Anglo-Saxon villages show that the peasant and his family lived in a rude timber hut of only one room, about 10 feet by 18, with an open hearth, the smoke from which found its way out through a hole in the thatched roof. Of privacy and comfort there was nothing. The villagers had few material goods— excavations have turned up only some iron knives, iron combs, bone pins, cattle bells, and loom weights. Not possessing the potter’s wheel until the seventh century, the early English made coarse and unshapely pottery.
He established it so securely that his son Edgar, who ruled England from 959 to 975, could be called Edgar the Peaceable. Anglo-Saxon Government In the creation of the English monarchy, the achievement of geographical unity was only half the story; the evolution of the institutions of kingship was the other half. The earliest kings were hardly more than warrior chiefs, enjoying the loyalty of their personal followers and living off their own estates. Gradually, a tribal, personal kingship became a territorial, institutional kingship.
They therefore turned from loot to land, and began to settle and farm the countryside east of the Pennines. They did not displace the English who were there, but joined them in those thinly populated regions. They substantially added to the racial composition of the present English population, which is principally compounded of Celt, Saxon, and Dane. They also brought with them their own law, their own customs, and their own language. The region where they settled became known as the Danelaw. They significantly influenced the English language, which grew out of a dialect of the East Midlands, where English and Danes had mingled together.
A History of England, Volume 1: Prehistory to 1714 (6th Edition) by David Roberts, Clayton Roberts, Douglas R. Bisson