ABSTRACT

This revised edition of the classic text of the period provides both the student and the specialist with an informative account of post-Roman English society.
After a general survey of the main developments from the fourth century to the eleventh, the book offers analysis of:
* social organization
* the changing character of kingship, of royal government and the influence of the church
* the history of settlement
* the making of the landscape
* the growth of towns and trade
* the consequences of the Norman Conquest.
The author also considers the various influences; British, Frankish, Viking and Christian that helped shape English society and contributed to the making of a united kingdom.

part I|1 pages

THE SEVENTH CENTURY AND BEFORE

chapter 1|19 pages

The sources for early English history

chapter 2|35 pages

Seventh-century Britain

chapter 3|20 pages

Britain and the Romans

chapter 4|15 pages

Britain after the Romans

chapter 5|8 pages

The conversion of the English

chapter 1|15 pages

The Mercian hegemony

chapter 2|7 pages

The Vikings

chapter 3|11 pages

The West Saxon empire

chapter III|36 pages

THE MAKING OF THE LANDSCAPE

chapter IV|11 pages

LORDS, KINSMEN AND NEIGHBOURS

chapter V|25 pages

KINGSHIP AND GOVERNMENT

chapter 1|16 pages

Towns in Domesday Book

chapter 2|14 pages

Origins

chapter VII|16 pages

THE CHURCH AND SOCIETY

chapter VIII|12 pages

THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE NORMAN CONQUEST