New PDF release: A History of England, Volume 1: Prehistory to 1714 (6th

By David Roberts, Clayton Roberts, Douglas R. Bisson

ISBN-10: 0205867774

ISBN-13: 9780205867776

This two-volume narrative of English historical past attracts at the latest fundamental and secondary learn, encouraging scholars to interpret the entire variety of England’s social, monetary, cultural, and political past.

A background of britain, quantity 1 (Prehistory to 1714), makes a speciality of an important advancements within the background of britain throughout the early 18th century. themes comprise the Viking and Norman conquests of the eleventh century, the production of the monarchy, the Reformation, and the fantastic Revolution of 1688.

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Columba died on the island of Iona. St. Columba was an Irishman of royal birth, impetuous temper, and fervent faith who ­c arried the Christianity of St. Patrick to Iona, a small, windswept island off the west coast of Scotland. It was at Iona, among the monks in their beehive huts, that Oswald of Northumbria sought refuge from his enemies, and it was to Iona that he looked for help when he became King of N ­ orthumbria in 633. Penda, the fierce, heathen King of Mercia, had driven the missionaries of Rome from ­Northumbria.

They significantly influenced the English language, which grew out of a dialect of the East Midlands, where English and Danes had mingled together. As Otto Jespersen, the famous linguist, has observed, an English person cannot thrive or be ill or die without Scandinavian words, which are to language what bread and eggs are to daily fare. In 871 Alfred, grandson of Egbert, became sole King of Wessex. He came to the throne at a perilous hour, for the Danes were raiding far and wide through his kingdom.

The existence of peasants—called sokemen—who were free to sell their land suggests an earlier time when there were no lords. Similarly, the existence of two or three or more manors in a village in East Anglia and the Danelaw suggests that there were villages before there were manors. The importance of the kindred in law, rather than the lord, and the tenacity with which the custom of the manor was observed also suggest that there had been a time when lordship was less powerful. The theory that best accounts for all these facts is a twofold one: Farmers dependent on a lord settled in some parts of England, while farmers who owed allegiance only to a king settled in other parts.

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