By Christopher Harper-Bill, Elisabeth van Houts

ISBN-10: 1843833417

ISBN-13: 9781843833413

By the point of the Conquest, the Normans have been confirmed in Normandy for over 150 years. they'd reworked themselves from pagan Northmen into Christian princes; their territories prolonged from England, southern Italy and Sicily to far-off Antioch, and their effect 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 heritage and tradition, with far-reaching effects for Western civilisation. those in particular commissioned reviews are excited by the achievements of the cross-Channel realm. They make an incredible contribution to an realizing of the hundred years that witnessed nice swap and significant advancements in English and Norman executive and society. There are surveys of the 2 constituent components, of Normandy less than the Angevin kings, of where of country 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 huge box of cultural historical past, there are discussions of language, literature, the writing of historical past, and ecclesiastical structure. members 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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29 But the Franks were reluctant to consider Normans equal partners. Part of the problem was religious. 31 Later Norman sources claim that Rollo respected the saints of the province, donated generously to the monasteries and churches, and arranged to be buried in the cathedral of Rouen. But tenth-century sources called him a pagan. 32 As long as rumors like this circulated, the Normans would be viewed with hostility and suspicion, as 24 Bates, Normandy, 9; Recueil des actes de Charles III le Simple, roi de France, ed.

D’ includes the men of Norðymbra lande (Northumbria beyond the Tyne); ‘E’ speaks of ‘Northumbrians’, without distinguishing between the northerners and the men of York. John of Worcester names the leaders as Gamalbearn, Dunstan son of Æthelnoth and Gluniairn son of Eardwulf; Gamalbearn certainly and the others probably can be identified among the pre-Conquest holders of land in Yorkshire (Worcester ii, 596–9; M. Faull and M. Stinson, Domesday Book: Yorkshire, Chichester 1986, no. C10 and note, and appendix 3).

According to Domesday, Ælfgar had held the third penny (the earl’s share) of the revenues of Oxford (GDB, fo. 1423 and S. Keynes, ‘A Lost Cartulary of St Albans Abbey’, ASE xxii, 1993, 266–7; see also S. Baxter, ‘The Earls of Mercia and their Commended Men’, ANS xxiii, 2001, 25–37. For the date of Ælfgar’s death, see Maund, ‘The Welsh Alliances of Earl Ælfgar’, 188. ASC ‘C’, 1065. ‘D’ includes the men of Norðymbra lande (Northumbria beyond the Tyne); ‘E’ speaks of ‘Northumbrians’, without distinguishing between the northerners and the men of York.

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