From Domesday Book to Magna Carta, 1087-1216

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Oxford University Press, 1993 - 541 sivua
A landmark study of key century in medieval history, this book comprises the history of the century and a quarter which elapsed between the compilation of Domesday Book and the issue of the Magna Carta, the two greatest documents of English medieval history. The volume opens with chapters in which the position of the monarchy and social and economic background of the period in its feudal, rural, and urban aspects are discussed. In the political sphere it describes the building up of the great continental dominions, which in the time of Henry II are known as the Angevin Empire, and the collapse of the battle of Bouvines in 1214; it embraces also the attempts of the English kings to establish their supremacy over Scotland and Wales, and the conquest of Ireland. The work of the ecclesiastical reformers and the conflicts between church and state associated with the archbishops Anselm and Becket and Pope Innocent III are discussed. The progress of education, the contribution of Englishmen to the twelth-century renaissance, the literature, and the art of the age are brought under review. Finally, the great development of the common law brought about by the legal reforms of Henry II is traced, and the book ends with a description of the events leading up Magna Carta and its sequel, civil war, in which the reign of King John was brought to a close.

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Importance of Domesday Book and Magna Carta
3
The barons
10
Commutation of service
17
Knighthood
25
Forest officers
32
Legal status of villeins
41
Manumission of villeins
47
Agricultural prosperity
54
The battle of the Standard
271
and William the Lion
277
Alexander II
283
State of Ireland after the Battle of Clontarf
305
THE ANGEVIN EMPIRE
318
Geoffrey de Mandeville
322
Acquisition of the Vexin
324
Death of Robert of Gloucester and departure of the Empress
328

Rural merrymakings
60
Effects of the Conquest upon towns
67
Continental influence on borough constitutions
73
Communications
79
Craft gilds
85
War in Normandy
98
State of Normandy under Duke Robert
105
398
125
THE ANARCHY
131
Robert of Gloucester renounces his allegiance
137
Rannulf carl of Chester enters the
149
ANSELM
167
401
193
Youth and education of Thomas Becket
204
Becket in exile
211
Henry IIs reconciliation with the Church
218
Vices of the clergy
225
LEARNING LITERATURE AND
232
The beginning of the University
240
Aristotle
246
Continuity of English prosewriting
253
Manuscript illumination
259
THE CELTIC FRINGE
265
Treaty with Humbert count of Maurienne
331
Effects of the
338
асс
359
Estimate of the extent of the disturbances
364
Conquest of Eastern Normandy
365
Decline of the monasteries
371
Collapse of Johns rebellion
373
Richards diplomatic relations
379
Geoffrey Plantagenets conquest of Normandy
384
The system of frankpledge
391
Appeal of felony and indictment
397
Trial by jury
403
The Assize of Mort dAncestor
409
Missionary enterprise in Scandinavia
423
KING JOHN AND THE INTERDICT
432
Sea
439
Disputed election at Canterbury
451
Growing discontent
457
KING JOHN AND THE CHARTER
459
The siege of Rochester
481
6 WALES
522
385
534
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Dr A. L. Poole (1889-1963) was Former Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford.

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