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Ruling England, 1042-1217

Author: Richard Huscroft
Publisher: Oxon, England ; New York, New York : Routledge, 2013. ©2005
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A new history of post-conquest England which makes the new kingdom accessible through a focus on its kings and how it was ruled, featuring the empire building dynasties. The central theme of the book is the rise and fall of English kingship during this period and at its heart is the central question of how the ruler of the most sophisticated kingdom in 12th century Europe was eventually compelled to submit to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Huscroft, Richard.
Ruling England, 1042-1217.
Oxon, England ; New York, New York : Routledge, 2013, ©2005
xxviii, 232 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Huscroft
ISBN: 9781315835365 1315835363 9781317867654 1317867653 9781317867630 1317867637 9781317867647 1317867645 9781138835368 1138835366 0582848822 9780582848825
OCLC Number: 874151559
Description: 1 online resource (265 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: pt. 1. Late Anglo-Saxon England, 1042-1066 --
pt. 2. Anglo-Norman England, 1066-1154 --
pt. 3. Angevin England, 1154-1217.
Responsibility: Richard Huscroft.

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A new history of post-conquest England which makes the new kingdom accessible through a focus on its kings and how it was ruled, featuring the empire building dynasties. The central theme of the book is the rise and fall of English kingship during this period and at its heart is the central question of how the ruler of the most sophisticated kingdom in 12th century Europe was eventually compelled to submit to the humiliation of Magna Carta at the start of the thirteenth. The book also reaffirms the importance of high politics in English history. No proper understanding of the wider a.
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