1066: History in an Hour by Kaye Jones

By Kaye Jones

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During the yr 1066, England had 3 diverse kings and fought 3 large battles in defence of the world, together with the bloody conflict of Hastings. the end result was once the Norman Conquest which outlined England in the course of the center Ages.

1066 in an Hour will advisor you thru the politics and personalities of the Norman invasion. it's going to assist you comprehend why William the Conqueror used to be triumphant and introduce you to the recent king and next ancestor to the Plantagenets and Tudors.

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Rollason, The Mildrith Legend: A Study in Early Medieval Hagiography in England (Leicester, 1982), esp. pp. 15–21, 89–104; Blair, ‘Handlist’, p. 507. michael lapidge ÆTHELRED THE UNREADY (d. 23 April 1016), son of *Edgar and *Ælfthryth, was king of the English (978–1016) after his half-brother *Edward the Martyr. Æthelred’s epithet ‘Unready’ is a very late coinage, probably twelfth century. Its first certain appearance is in the early thirteenth century, as ‘Unrad’, a play on the literal translation of Æthelred’s name, ‘noble counsel’, and un-ræd, meaning ‘no counsel’ or ‘­ill-advised counsel’.

He left a few works in Latin and was a very competent Latinist, but chose to devote his energies almost entirely to writing in English. 9 (pp. 76–88); L. M. Reinsma, Ælfric: an Annotated Bibliography (New York, 1987); H. Gneuss, Ælfric of Eynsham: His Life, Times, and Writings, OEN Subsidia 34 (Kalamazoo, 2009); A Companion to Ælfric, ed. H. Magennis and M. Swan (Turnhout, 2009); Ælfric’s Prefaces, ed. J. Wilcox (Durham, 1994); Ælfric’s Catholic Homilies: the First Series, ed. P. Clemoes, EETS ss 17 (Oxford, 1997); Ælfric’s Catholic Homilies: the Second Series, ed.

Seven lawcodes survive from Æthelstan’s reign. Four are official royal productions, including two general proclamations of laws from the king, one issued at Grately, another issued at Exeter in response to continuing violations of the Grately code. Of the three remaining codes, one is a report back to the king from his officials in Kent on how the Grately code would be implemented and supplemented. Foreign scholars and dignitaries flocked to the English court. *Asser notes that scholars from various lands had come to the court of King *Alfred the Great, and one of Alfred’s daughters had married a count of *Flanders; but Æthelstan had more continental contacts than any of his predecessors.

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