The Normans: The History of a Dynasty
Hambledon and London, 2002 - 345 Seiten
"The Normans is the history of a dynasty. It is also the history of ruthless ambition, rivalry and war between brothers and cousins. The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 was a critical moment in history. Following the death of Harold at the battle of Hastings, it established William, duke of Normandy, on the throne of England. By ending Anglo-Saxon rule, it tied England to Normandy and to involvement in France for the next five hundred years." "The Normans were pioneers of strong government, vigorous builders of churches and castles, and fierce warriors. William I's death was followed by civil war and continued tension between England and Normandy, unresolved at the time of the death of William Rufus in a hunting accident in the New Forest in 1100. Peace under Henry I was followed by final eclipse after the Anarchy of Stephen's reign, when 'Christ and his saints slept'. David Crouch, one of the leading historians of the period, tells the dramatic story of a remarkable dynasty."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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abbey amongst Angevin Anglo-Norman Anglo-Norman realm Anjou Anselm Archbishop aristocracy army atheling barons battle Bayeux Bayeux Tapestry Belleme Bishop Odo Boulogne brother campaign Capetian castle century church claims Conqueror Count Henry count of Flanders count of Rouen Count William court daughter death died ducal duchy Dudo Duke Richard Duke Robert Duke William duke's Earl Robert early empress enemies England English estates Eustace exile father Fecamp fitz Flanders France Frankish French Geoffrey Gloucester Harold heir Henry's historians household Hr6lfr Jumieges King Henry King William king's kingship knights lands later lineage lord Louis magnates March marriage medieval Meulan military monk Norman dynasty Normandy northern Odo of Bayeux Orderic Vitalis peace political prince Ranulf rebels reign rival Robert Curthose Rollo Rouen royal Rufus's ruler succession Theobald throne took uncle Vexin Viking Waleran William Clito William de Jumieges William de Poitiers William Longsword William of Ypres William Rufus young