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The Struggle for Mastery: Britain, 1066-1284

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The years from 1066-the Norman conquest of England-to 1284-the English conquest of Wales--were momentous ones in the history of Britain. In this comprehensive synthesis canvassing the peoples, economies, religion, languages, and political leadership of medieval Britain, David Carpenter weaves together the histories of England, Scotland, and Wales. Arguing that English domination of the kingdom was by no means a foregone conclusion, Carpenter analyzes the multiple struggles for mastery of Great Britain. He explains why English monarchs focused on continental landholdings more than the island of Great Britain and narrates the loss of Normandy, Anjou, and Acquitaine. He recounts how the Welsh kings strove to recover areas lost to the Normans and to assert dominion over one another, and how the kings of Scotland expanded their realm to create a united Scotland. Based on readings of primary and secondary sources, Carpenter sheds light on major highlights of the period including the Battle of Hastings, the murder of Becket, and the signing of the Magna Carta, as well as intermarriage, the feudal system, and the characters of key figures. This new interpretation is a definitive introduction to the period for general readers.

The Struggle for Matery was a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2005.

About the Author

David Carpenter is Professor of Medieval History, King's College, University of London

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195220001
Author:
Carpenter, David
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, David
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
History, World | British | Medieval
Subject:
Great Britain History.
Subject:
World History-England General
Series Volume:
115
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 maps and 1 halftone
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
6 x 9.3 x 1.6 in 2.35 lb

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