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The Saxon and Norman Kings, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-631-23130-1
208 pages
November 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
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This classic exploration of the history of English kings and kingship from the sixth to the twelfth century has now been brought up-to-date for a new generation of readers.
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List of Illustrations.

1. Prologue.

2. The Method of this Inquiry.

3. On King-Making.

4. The Occupations of a King.

5. Queens.

6. Origins.

7. The Small Kingdoms.

8. Interlude: 670-871.

9. Alfred.

10. The Tenth Century.

11. Cnut and Edward the Confessor.

12. The Conqueror and the Conquest.

13. The Conqueror's Sons.

14. Stephen.

15. Epilogue.


Genealogical Tables.

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Christopher Brooke is Dixie Professor Emeritus of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Cambridge and a Life Fellow of Gonville and Caius College. His numerous previous publications include From Alfred to Henry III, 871-1272 (1961), Europe in the Central Middle Ages (Third Edition, 2000), The Twelfth Century Renaissance (1969), The Structure of Medieval Society (1971), The Monastic World 1000-1300 (with Wim Swaan, 1974) and The Medieval Idea of Marriage (1989).
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  • Makes first-hand history from the sources available to a wide audience

  • Invites readers to join in a detective enquiry into the problems of reconstructing early medieval history

  • Now includes a new chapter on queens and a new prologue and bibliography
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"this classic exploration of the history of English kings and kingship from the sixth to the twelfth centuries..." Bollettino del centro internazionale promozione editoriale <!--end-->

"Brooke romps through the exceptionally long period 450-1154, and his treatment is highly intelligent, witty, and jokey ... a most attractive and learned jeu d'esprit." English Histroical Review

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