The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Volume 2, the Reign of Edward the Confessor

The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Volume 2, the Reign of Edward the Confessor : Its Causes and its Results

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Edward Augustus Freeman (1823-1892) was Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford, and one of the pre-eminent historians of his generation. Politics was a constant interest for Freeman, who was also a regular contributor to the Saturday Review. While he wrote on a variety of historical topics, from ancient Greece to the German Federation, and had a great interest in architecture, this six-volume work, published between 1867 and 1879, was his magnum opus. Freeman reconsiders how the history of the Conquest is understood and examines its causes and results. Volume 2 examines the reign of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066), which Freeman identifies as the first stage in the Anglo-Norman political struggle. Encompassing an analysis of military events and political characters, this volume also provides a thorough account of William the Conqueror's early years in Normandy.show more

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  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 maps
  • 1139003062
  • 9781139003063

Table of contents

Preface; 7. From the election of Eadward to the banishment of Godwine. 1042-1051; 8. The early years of William the Conqueror. 1028-1051; 9. The reign of Eadward from the return of Godwine to the death of Eadward the Aetheling. 1052-1057; 10. The reign of Eadward, from the death of the Aetheling to the death of the king. 1057-1066; Appendix.show more