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The History of the Norman Conquest of England

The History of the Norman Conquest of England
Its Causes and Its Results
6 Volume Set

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  • Date Published: July 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108030106

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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, beginning with the Anglo-Saxon conquest of England, and how the following centuries set the scene for the arrival of the Normans in 1066. He examines the Conquest itself, and the reigns of William I, William II, Henry I and Stephen, to assess the degree of change in life and culture experienced by the English during this period.

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    • Date Published: July 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108030106
    • dimensions: 324 x 250 x 155 mm
    • weight: 6kg
    • contains: 10 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. Formation of the kingdom of England. 449–975
    3. The constitution of England in the tenth and eleventh centuries
    4. Sketch of the history of Normandy during the tenth century
    5. The Danish conquest of England. 975–1016
    6. The Danish kings in England. 1017–1042
    Appendix. Volume 2: 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. Volume 3: Preface
    11. The election of Harold. January 5th–April 6th, 1066
    12. The later reign of William in Normandy. 1051–1066
    13. The negotiations of Duke William. January–August 1066
    14. The Norwegian invasion and the campaign of Stamfordbridge. May–September, 1066
    15. The Norman invasion and the campaign of Hastings. August–October, 1066
    16. The interregnum. October 15–December 25, 1066
    Appendix. Volume 4: Preface
    17. The first days of William's reign. December, 1066–December, 1067
    18. The conquest of western and northern England. March, 1067–April, 1070
    19. The ecclesiastical settlement of England. 1070–1089
    20. The revolts against William. 1070–1076
    21. The later days of William. 1076–1087
    Appendix. Volume 5: Preface
    22. Domesday
    23. The Norman kings in England. 1087–1154
    24. The political results of the Norman Conquest
    25. The effects of the Norman Conquest on language and literature
    26. The effects of the Norman Conquest on art
    27. The Angevin reigns
    Appendix. Volume 6: Index.

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    Edward Augustus Freeman

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