From Roman Britain to Norman England by P.H. Sawyer

By P.H. Sawyer

This revised version of the vintage textual content of the interval offers either the scholar and the expert with an informative account of post-Roman English society.After a common survey of the most advancements from the fourth century to the 11th, the publication deals research of:* social association* the altering personality of kingship, of royal executive and the effect of the church* the heritage of payment* the making of the panorama* the expansion of cities and alternate* the implications of the Norman Conquest.The writer additionally considers a number of the affects; British, Frankish, Viking and Christian that assisted in shaping English society and contributed to the making of a uk.

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2). The apparent concentration of missionary effort in southern Northumbria, where Bede reports the construction of two churches, at York and at Campodonum, is not surprising for Deira was, according to Bede, ‘the cradle of Edwin’s family and the foundation of his power’ (HE, iii. 1). Bede eloquently describes that power: It is related that there was so great a peace in Britain, wherever the dominion of King Edwin reached, that, as the proverb still runs, a woman with a new-born child could walk throughout the island from sea to sea and take no harm.

Bede eloquently describes that power: It is related that there was so great a peace in Britain, wherever the dominion of King Edwin reached, that, as the proverb still runs, a woman with a new-born child could walk throughout the island from sea to sea and take no harm. The king cared so much for the good of the people that, in various places where he had noticed clear springs near the highway, he caused stakes to be set up and bronze drinking cups to be hung on them for the refreshment of travellers.

Hlothhere’s father, Egbert, founded the monastery of Chertsey in Surrey, but before his death its endowment was greatly enlarged by a subking of Surrey who acknowledged the overlordship of Wulfhere. It is possible that the Kentish king briefly recovered control of London after the collapse of Wulfhere’s power; that at least is the implication of the reference in the Laws of Hlothhere and Eadric, who ruled Kent between 673 and 686, to the hall and reeve of the king of Kent in London. South-west of Kent, and separated from it by the broad belt of woodland known as the Weald, lay the kingdom of the South Saxons.

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