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The Constitutional History of England, in its Origin and Development

The Constitutional History of England, in its Origin and Development
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Medieval History

  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108036320

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  • William Stubbs (1825–1901), one of the leading historians of his generation, pursued his academic research alongside his work as a clergyman. He was elected Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford in 1866 and appointed a bishop in 1884; he also received many honorary degrees and decorations. Stubbs devoted much of his intellectual energy to medieval English history, focusing especially on the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The three-volume study reissued here, originally published between 1874 and 1878, was one of his most influential works. Nine editions appeared during his lifetime. Well-organised and easy to use, it was prescribed reading for generations of students, and provided the foundation for many later analyses. It traces the evolution of English political institutions from the early Anglo-Saxon invasions of Britain to 1485, relying mainly on primary sources, and argues that modern English constitutional liberties owed much to those of the early Germanic tribes.

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108036320
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 113 mm
    • weight: 2.51kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. Introduction
    2. Caesar and Tacitus
    3. The Saxons and Angles at home
    4. The Anglo-Saxon system
    5. The Witenagemot and the King
    6. Development in Anglo-Saxon history
    7. The Anglo-Saxon church
    8. The Norman Conquest
    9. Political survey of the Norman period
    10. Administration during the Norman period
    11. Henry II and his sons
    12. Administrative and representative institutions. Volume 2:
    13. The struggle for the charters
    14. The system of estates, and the constitution under Edward I
    15. Edward II, Edward III, and Richard II
    16. Royal prerogative and parliamentary authority. Volume 3:
    17. Lancaster and York
    18. The clergy, the King, and the Pope
    19. Parliamentary antiquities
    20. Social and political influences at the close of the middle ages

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    William Stubbs

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