Trailer Ð The English Nobility under Edward the Confessor (Oxford Historical Monographs) PDF by ☆ Peter A. Clarke ar1web.co

Trailer Ð The English Nobility under Edward the Confessor (Oxford Historical Monographs) PDF by ☆ Peter A. Clarke In This, The First Comprehensive Analysis Of The Lay Landholders Recorded In Domesday Book, Peter A Clarke Examines Not Only The Great Earls But Also The Lesser Lords With Significant Holdings, And The Complex Network Of Relationships Based On Land Clarke Makes Full Use Of Doomsday And All Other Available Evidence, Such As Chronicles And Charters, And Skillfully Builds A Detailed And Convincing Picture Of Landholding And Lordship In Eleventh Century England He Assesses The Impact Of The Norman Conquest, Contrasting Conditions Under Edward The Confessor With Those Of The Norman Regime Clarke S Work Marks A Significant Advance In Knowledge And Understanding Of Medieval England, And Its Extensive And Detailed Appendices Of Landholders And Their Estates Will Form An Invaluable Reference Resource There s a tendency to look for contrast to the closely held authority of the Norman rulers of England after 1066 by imagining the late Anglo Saxon kingdom to have been a semi democratic consortium of smallholders But this is very far from the case As Clarke shows, all the earls under Edward came from just four families Godwine and his wife and sons including Harold, defeated at Hastings , Leofric of Mercia and his wife and sons and grandsons the latter becoming earls of Mercia and Northumbria, Siward of Northumbria, and Ralph of Hereford, a nephew of King Edward Actually, I hadn t been aware the wives of the earls owned such extensive holdings in their own names, which may say something about the differenc



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