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The Saxon and Norman Kings, 3rd Edition

The Saxon and Norman Kings, 3rd Edition

Christopher N. L. Brooke

ISBN: 978-0-631-23131-8

Nov 2001, Wiley-Blackwell

208 pages

In Stock

$57.95

Description

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.
List of Illustrations.

Preface to the Third Edition.

Preface to the 1963 Edition (Abbreviated).

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.

Bibliography.

Genealogical Tables.

Index.

"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


  • 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