A Companion to the Anglo-Norman World by Christopher Harper-Bill, Elisabeth van Houts

By Christopher Harper-Bill, Elisabeth van Houts

By the point of the Conquest, the Normans were proven in Normandy for over one hundred fifty years. they'd remodeled themselves from pagan Northmen into Christian princes; their territories prolonged from England, southern Italy and Sicily to far-off Antioch, and their impression had unfold all through western Europe and the Mediterranean. Duke William's victory at Hastings and the ensuing Anglo-Norman union introduced England into the mainstream of eu background and tradition, with far-reaching outcomes for Western civilisation. those especially commissioned stories are excited by the achievements of the cross-Channel realm. They make an immense contribution to an figuring out of the hundred years that witnessed nice swap and significant advancements in English and Norman govt and society. There are surveys of the 2 constituent elements, of Normandy less than the Angevin kings, of where of nation and duchy within the politics and tradition of the North Sea, and of the parallel Norman success within the Mediterranean. There are overviews either one of secular management and of the church, and a learn of 'feudalism' and lordship. in the extensive box of cultural heritage, there are discussions of language, literature, the writing of background, and ecclesiastical structure. individuals LESLEY ABRAMS, MATTHEW BENNETT, MARJORIE CHIBNALL, CHRISTOPHER HARPER-BILL, ELISABETH VAN HOUTS, EMMA MASON, RICHARD PLANT, CASSANDRA POTTS, DANIEL energy, IAN brief, ANN WILLIAMS.

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Brooks, The Early History of the Church of Canterbury, Leicester 1984, 295–303. 68 ‘It would have seemed remarkable to everyone in England if anybody had told them that it could happen’ (ASC ‘D’, 1051). 69 He went straight from Bruges on his barefoot pilgrimage to Jerusalem, dying on the return journey in Lycia at Michaelmas (29 September) 1052; he was buried at Constantinople (ASC ‘C’, 1052; Worcester ii, 570–1). 70 ASC ‘D’, 1051: ‘the king sent Bishop Ealdred from London with a force and they were to intercept [Harold] .

80 Gruffudd and Ælfgar launched an attack on Herefordshire. 81 Ralph met the 73 ASC ‘C’, ‘D’, 1052. The butsecarles (‘boatmen’) discharged the obligation to provide ships and crews for the royal fleet, laid on some of the south-eastern sea-ports. 74 We are not told the size of Godwine’s fleet but Harold brought nine ships from Ireland. 75 ASC ‘E’, 1052. S. H. , Medieval Outlaws: Ten Tales in Modern English, Stroud 1998, 3–4. Swein predeceased his father, see note 69 above. Siward’s elder son Osbearn was killed in 1054 and the younger, Waltheof, cannot have been above thirteen, for he was the child of Siward’s second wife Ælfgifu, whom he married in 1041 (ASC, 1041; Symeon, HR, 1072).

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