The English and their Legacy, 900-1200

November 2012
7 black and white, 1 line illustrations
306 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9781843837947
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BISAC HIS037010, HIS015000

The English and their Legacy, 900-1200

Essays in Honour of Ann Williams

Edited by David Roffe

The dynamics of medieval societies in England and beyond form the focus of these essays on the Anglo-Norman world.
Over the last fifty years Ann Williams has transformed our understanding of Anglo-Saxon and Norman society in her studies of personalities and elites. In this collection, leading scholars in the field revisit themes that have been central to her work, and open up new insights into the workings of the multi-cultural communities of the realm of England in the early Middle Ages. There are detailed discussions of local and regional elites and the interplay between them that fashioned the distinctive institutions of local government in the pre-Conquest period; radical new readings of key events such as the crisis of 1051 and a reassessment of the Bayeux Tapestry as the beginnings of the Historia Anglorum; studies of the impact of the Norman Conquest and the survival of the English; and explorations of the social, political, and administrative cultures in post-Conquest England and Normandy. The individual essays are united overall by the articulation of the local, regional, and national identities that that shaped the societies of the period.

Contributors: S.D. Church, William Aird, Lucy Marten, Hirokazu Tsurushima, Valentine Fallan, Judith Everard, Vanessa King, Pamela Taylor, Charles Insley, Simon Keynes, Sally Harvey, K.S.B. Keats-Rohan, David Bates, Emma Mason, David Roffe, Mark Hagger.

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Keywords: Medieval History

Table of Contents

Ann Williams: A Personal Appreciation - Stephen D. Church
Life Writing and the Anglo-Saxons - William M. Aird
Meet the Swarts: Tracing a Thegnly Family in Late Anglo-Saxon England - Lucy Marten
The Moneyers of Kent in the Long Eleventh Century - Hirokazu Tsurushima
Master Wace: a cross-Channel Prosopographer for the Twelfth Century? - Valentine Fallan
Charter Attestations by Canon Wace - Judith Everard
From Minster to Manor: the Early History of Bredon - Vanessa King
Eadulfingtun, Edmonton and their Contexts - Pamela Taylor
The Family of Wulfric Spott: an Anglo-Saxon Mercian Marcher Dynasty? - Charles Insley
The Burial of King Æthelred the Unready at St Paul's - Simon Keynes
Eustace II of Boulogne, the Crises of 1051-2 and the English Coinage - Sally Harvey
Through the Eye of the Needle: Stigand, the Bayeux Tapestry and the Beginnings of the Historia Anglorum - K. S. B Keats-Rohan
Robert of Torigni and the Historia Anglorum - David Bates
Invoking Earl Waltheof - Emma Mason
Hidden Lives: English Lords in post-Conquest Lincolnshire and Beyond - David Roffe
Lordship and Lunching: Interpretations of Eating and Food in the Anglo-Norman World, 1050-1200, with Reference to the Bayeux Tapestry - Mark Hagger
The Exchequer Cloth, c. 1176-1832: the Calculator, the Game of Chess, and the Process of Photozincography - Stephen D. Church
Ann Williams: a Bibliography 1969-2011


A thoughtful and inspiring token of homage to one of our finest Domesday scholars. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

Help[s] increase our understanding of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman society. MEDIEVAL REVIEW

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