Download e-book for kindle: Forging the Kingdom: Power in English Society, 973–1189 by Judith Green

By Judith Green

among the imperial coronation of Edgar in 973 and the dying of Henry II in 1189, English society used to be remodeled. This energetic and wide-ranging examine explores social and political switch in England throughout this era, and examines the explanations for such advancements, in addition to the numerous continuities. by way of placing the occasions of 1066 firmly in the midst of her account, Judith eco-friendly casts new mild at the value of the Norman Conquest. She analyses the altering ways in which kings, lords and churchmen exercised strength, particularly throughout the development of big stone cathedrals and various castles, and highlights the significance of London because the capital urban. The booklet additionally explores issues comparable to alterations in war, the decline of slavery and the combination of the North and South West, in addition to innovations reminiscent of nation, nationalism and patriarchy.

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