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Medieval England; from Hastings to Bosworth.


Medieval England; from Hastings to Bosworth.

King, Edmund.

Tempus Publishing


127 pages




This compact treatment of English society from the Norman Conquest to the end of the Wars of the Roses, keeping careful track of the effects of succession, pestilence, mercantilism, reconciliation, consolidation and open war on the three orders of English life: those who worked, those who fought, and those who prayed. King (history, Sheffield U.) works chronologically from monarch to monarch, which is a necessary part of dealing with this time and place, but makes sure that others there and then get their say in such events as the compilation of the Domesday Book, the wars with the Scots, Welsh and French, the Peasants' Revolt and the Black Death, which oddly enough proved a boon to those same peasants. King has provided a number of interesting monochrome and color illustrations and makes good use of them in his narrative. Distributed in the US by Trafalgar Square Publishing.

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