The feudal kingdom of England, 1042-1216 / Frank Barlow

Author(s): Barlow, Frank
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Subjects: Feudalism--England--History--To 1500
Great Britain--History--Medieval period, 1066-1485
Great Britain--History--Edward, the Confessor, 1042-1066
England--Civilization--1066-1485
England--Civilization--To 1066
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 5th ed
Published: London ; New York : Longman, 1999
Series: A history of England
History of England (Longman)
LC Classification: D, DA
Physical Description: xii, 404 p. : geneal. tables, maps ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List of Maps and Genealogical Tables
Introductory Note
Preface
1. England in the Reign of Edward the Confessor 1
Political background 1
Description of the kingdom 3
Lords and lordship 5
The cultivators and their lands 12
Trade and towns 18
The church 21
The arts 29
The government of the kingdom 33
2. The Reign of Edward the Confessor, 1042-1066 44
Edward's problems, 1042-51 44
The ambition of Godwine, 1042-53 48
The earldoms, 1052-63 53
The last years, 1063-66 57
3. The Norman Conquest of England, 1066-1086 61
The rivalry of King Harold and Duke William, 1066 61
The battles, 1066 65
The establishment of Norman rule, 1066-71 70
The aftermath of the rebellions, 1071-86 74
4. The Anglo-Norman Kingdom 79
The duchy of Normandy 79
The Anglo-Norman kingdom and king 86
The Anglo-Norman baronage 91
The effect of the Norman Conquest on the peasants, towns, and forests 96
The Anglo-Norman church and culture 98
Anglo-Norman law 107
5. England and Normandy, 1066-1100 110
Normandy and the neighbouring French fiefs 110
The division of William I's empire, 1087 115
William II and England 120
Relations with Normandy, Scotland, and the church, 1087-97 123
Wales, 1063-99 130
William in Normandy and Robert on Crusade, 1095-99 132
6. The Zenith and the Nadir of Norman Rule, 1100-1154 137
Henry I's re-establishment of the Norman empire, 1100-07 137
The kingdom of England under Henry 145
Henry as Duke of Normandy, 1107-35 155
Stephen's accession and difficulties, 1135-37 162
Rebellion, 1138-39 168
The war with the Angevins, 1139-49 174
Stephen and the church 182
Stephen's decline and the rise of the Angevins, 1149-54 185
7. Social Changes in England 189
Intellectual and religious advances 189
Aristocratic society 200
The position of women 211
The English towns and the countryside 220
8. The Re-establishment of the Monarchy under Henry II, 1154-1179 236
Henry's accession, character, and problems, 1154-61 236
Henry and the church, 1162-79 241
Administrative and judicial reforms 256
Economic changes 268
Cultural developments 270
9. The Angevin Empire, 1166-1206 275
Provision for Henry II's sons and the lordship of Ireland, 1166-72 275
Military problems and political alliances, 1154-73 279
Rebellion, 1173-74 282
The administration of the empire 284
Henry, his sons, and Philip Augustus, 1177-89 287
Richard's accession and the preparations for the Crusade, 1189-90 292
The Third Crusade, 1190-92 294
Richard's captivity, 1192-94 298
Richard and Philip Augustus, 1194-99 301
John and the loss of the paternal fiefs, 1199-1206 304
10. The Angevin Despotism, 1189-1216 310
England during Richard's Crusade, 1189-94 310
Economic, ecclesiastical, and social changes in the kingdom 314
The justiciarship of Hubert Walter, 1193-98 320
The accession and character of John, 1199 324
The curia regis 326
The royal revenue and feudal customs 328
John's quarrel with Pope Innocent III, 1205-09 331
John's behaviour in England, and his relations with Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, 1199-1212 335
Foreign policy and war, peace with the church, and trouble with the barons, 1205-14 341
Magna Carta, 1215-16 346
Epilogue 358
Note on Books 363
Maps 367
Genealogical Tables 373
Index 380
Notes: LCCN: 98051308
ISBN: 0582381177 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-365) and index
OCLC Number: 40331317
ISBN/ISSN: 0582381177