By David Roberts, Clayton Roberts, Douglas R. Bisson
This two-volume narrative of English background attracts at the most modern basic and secondary examine, encouraging scholars to interpret the entire variety of England’s social, fiscal, cultural, and political past.
A historical past of britain, quantity 1 (Prehistory to 1714), makes a speciality of an important advancements within the heritage of britain throughout the early 18th century. issues comprise the Viking and Norman conquests of the eleventh century, the production of the monarchy, the Reformation, and the wonderful Revolution of 1688.
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E. or the Normans in 1066. But the Anglo-Saxons went further; they colonized the land. Aware of how few they were and anxious to strengthen themselves, the mercenaries invited their fellow Germans to join them. They came in boats of shallow draft, narrow beam, and great length; a typical boat was 75 feet long, 10 feet wide, and drew 2 feet of water when unladen. Having neither keel nor mast, they had to be rowed, usually by some 36 oarsmen. In these graceful, swift ships the colonists went up the Thames, up the many rivers that emptied into the Walsh, through the Humber estuary to the Trent, and up the Trent to the M idlands.
They would come on the first east wind of the spring, come in their graceful, high-powered boats, boats that possessed keel and sail as well as oars, boats with a steering board on the right side (hence starboard). Protected by shirts of mail, helmets, and kite-shaped shields, and wielding great iron battle axes, they plundered the churches and monasteries of the land. In 851 they wintered for the first time in England and in 866 a great army of Danes occupied East Anglia. Within five years this army had overrun Northumbria and Mercia and launched an attack on Wessex.
In his code of laws, Alfred borrowed freely from the laws of Kent and Mercia, thereby exhibiting a consciousness that there was an English law. The translation of Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation further promoted an English consciousness among his subjects. Alfred never lived to see England united under the House of Wessex, but his laws, his translations, and his encouragement of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles helped establish the intellectual foundations of that unity. The House of Wessex could not have unified all England had not the successors of Alfred proved skillful warriors The ruins of a Norman abbey stand near the site where King Oswy presided over the Synod of Whitby.