England and Its Rulers, 1066-1272: Foreign Lordship and National Identity (Fontana history of England)

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In the two centuries between the reigns of William the Conqueror and Henry III, England was dominated by men from overseas. No sooner had the Norman settlers been absorbed in the twelfth century than Henry IPs Angevin Empire extended the king's power still further, from Scotland to the Pyrenees. Then the rulers of the thirteenth century, John and Henry III, brought in the hated Poitevins as war captains and officials. But in 1258, in the name of the commune of England, the barons rebelled against this domination. Ironically, they too were led by a Frenchman, Simon de Montfort.
M. T. Clanchy describes these events in terms of the tensions created between the native English and their foreign overlords, and shows how England emerged from this conflict with a renewed identity. His reinterpretation of the period puts English medieval culture and politics in a fresh perspective, seeing them from the viewpoint of the chroniclers and statesmen of the time. This scholarly and lively book is a useful introduction for students of language and literature as well as political and social history.

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Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, VERY GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, foxing, tanned edges, 320 pages. In the two centuries between the reigns of William the Conqueror and Henry III, England was dominated by men from overseas. No sooner had the Norman settlers been absorbed in the twelfth century than Henry IPs Angevin Empire extended the king's power still further, from Scotland to the Pyrenees. Then the rulers of the thirteenth century, John and Henry III, brought in the hated Poitevins as war captains and officials. But in 1258, in the name of the commune of England, the barons rebelled against this domination. Ironically, they too were led by a Frenchman, Simon de Montfort. M. T. Clanchy describes these events in terms of the tensions created between the native English and their foreign overlords, and shows how England emerged from this conflict with a renewed identity. His reinterpretation of the period puts English medieval culture and politics in a fresh perspective, seeing them from the viewpoint of the chroniclers and statesmen of the time. This scholarly and lively book is a useful introduction for students of language and literature as well as political and social history. Bookseller Inventory # 11392

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