From Domesday Book to Magna Carta, 1087–1216

From Domesday Book to Magna Carta Light wear to boards Content is clean and bright Good DJ with light toning to spine and edges

  • Title: From Domesday Book to Magna Carta, 1087–1216
  • Author: Austin L. Poole
  • ISBN: 9780198217077
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Light wear to boards Content is clean and bright Good DJ with light toning to spine and edges.

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    1. Simnel, merchet, villein, distraint, enfeoffment, scutage, compurgation. These are some of the words you'll encounter in the book, often with no explanation. Thank goodness for .That, combined with the author's use of Latin quotations without translation, is my first complaint about what is an overall decent history of the period.My second criticism is of the chronology. Poole chose to interrupt the chronology with topical chapters on things like relations with the church. I found this confusing [...]

    2. This is a useful companion to Peter Ackroyd, leaning more towards scholarship rather than the artful narrative of Foundation, while still being readable, colourful and comprehensible to a lazy history reader like me. I have read the earlier Oxford History volume on Anglo Saxon England, and that was a slog, as most Anglo Saxon history is. We simply don't have enough sources for Anglo Saxon history to be much more than a retelling of the Early Chronicles, backed up with a bit of archaeology. Excit [...]

    3. I'm reading this concurrently with England Under the Norman and Angevin Kings which makes both reads more complete and interesting, If you like this period of English history. I guess I do

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