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A Brief History of Britain 1066-1485 by Nicholas Vincent

By Nicholas Vincent

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From the Norman Conquest to the conflict of Bosworth box - how Britain was once invaded and develop into a state. the 1st quantity within the attractive 4 quantity short background of england series.

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From the conflict of Hastings to the conflict of Bosworth box, Nicholas Vincent tells the tale of ways Britain was once born.

When William, Duke of Normandy, killed King Harold and seized the throne of britain, England’s language, tradition, politics and legislations have been reworked. Over the subsequent 400 years, less than royal dynasties that appeared largely to France for concept and concepts, an English id was once born, dependent partly upon fight for keep watch over over the opposite elements of the British Isles (Scotland, Wales and Ireland), partly upon competition with the kings of France. From those struggles emerged English legislations and an English Parliament, the English language, English humour and England’s first in a foreign country empires.

In this exciting and available account, Nicholas Vincent not just tells the tale of the increase and fall of dynasties, yet investigates the lives and obsessions of a number of lesser women and men, from archbishops to peasants, and from infantrymen to students, upon whose company the social and highbrow foundations of Englishness now rest.

This the 1st e-book within the 4 quantity short heritage of england which brings jointly the various top historians to inform our nation’s tale from the Norman Conquest of 1066 to the present-day. Combining the newest examine with available and exciting tale telling, it's the excellent advent for college students and common readers.

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And rarely gives space to this kind of thing (ii. ioo on Archelaos is an exception). For him epya usually means political or military actions, as at i. 22. 2. , where it is suggested that Th. took the reaction against Hdt. too far. See further below on ovre etc. to. T€ Eepd: ‘the temples’ (cp. re lepois). The emphasis on temples is striking; cp. F. de Polignac, La naissance de la citegrecque (Paris, 1984), arguing for the importance of sanctuaries in the development of the city-state, but stressing rural not urban sanctuaries.

71-4, who remarks on the ‘double standard’ in Homer, and cites Odyssey, xiv. 85 ff. (Eumaios condemns marauders). 3. t u -rraXcuw xpoTrw: ‘the old practices’. The phrase will recur at ch. 10, to describe Kara KWfias or ‘village-based’ settlement; on both occa­ sions there is the implication that physical insecurity and unwalled settlements are signs of primitiveness: see n. on 2. 2 above on walls and polis-idcology. TTepC re A oKpous to u s 0 £6 Xas kcu A itw X ous kcu ’A K ap vav as: ‘among the Ozolian Lokrians, Aitolians, Akarnanians’.

Iaxucras: ‘naval ruler’. ’s only original contribution to the legend, although modern reference books cite Th. himself in the present ch. as authority for a number of the items which he here gives. ou xdpiTi to TrXeov: ‘not so much from goodwill’. ) the more honourable or sentimental motive is not excluded but is ranked as secondary. 4»op to: ‘from fear’. This recurs as the driving and underlying motive for a war at i. 23. 6, cp. 33. 3. ] believed in the case of the Peloponnesian War . . What was there to fear?

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