Medieval England

Medieval England : From Hastings to Bosworth

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Medieval England presents in a broad panorama the political and cultural development of English society from the Norman Conquest to the end of the Wars of the Roses. It is a story of change, progress, setback and consolidation, with England emerging as a wealthy and stable country, many of whose essential features were to remain unchanged until the Industrial Revolution. Edmund King traces his chronicle through the lives of successive monarchs, the inescapable central thread of that epoch. The momentous events of the times are also recreated, from the compiling of the Domesday Book, through the wars with the Scots, the Welsh and the French, to the Peasants' Revolt and the disastrous Black Death. Medieval England makes full use of the wealth of our heritage from those times, castles, cathedrals, illuminated manuscripts and the flowering of the visual arts. The illustrations provide a pictorial anthology of the great and enduring achievements of the age, art and architecture alongside documents, coins and everyday artefacts.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 120 x 198 x 26mm | 381.02g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • NPI Media Group
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 130ill.
  • 0752429795
  • 9780752429793
  • 2,122,804

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'A strong central narrative... the very spirit of the age is magnificently evoked' Teaching History; 'Extensively illustrated throughout' History Today.show more

About Edmund King

Edmund King is Professor of History at the University of Sheffield. He has written extensively on medieval England and his other books include The Anarchy of King Stephen's Reign. He lives in Sheffield.show more

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