The Norman Conquest of England

The Norman Conquest of England

Sources and Documents

R. Allen Brown


Boydell Press



R. Allen Brown selects original material — literature, legal documents, letters and objects —to present the Norman Conquest.
This selection of documents offers an insight into the Norman Conquest of England from a variety of perspectives. It is divided into four parts, each dealing with evidence of a different kind: literary and narrative sources (including Norman, Old English and Anglo-Norman texts); documentary sources, such as charters, writs and leases; letters; and the art of the period, principally, though not exclusively, from the Bayeux Tapestry. Both Anglo-Saxon and Norman England are represented, and Normandy itself is the subject of one section.
R. Allen Brown's general introduction supplies a broad context for the material, and commentaries are provided with the documents where necessary, explaining points of particular significance, while a select bibliography gives suggestions for further reading. All documents are provided in translation. Reprint; first published in 1984. R. ALLEN BROWNwas professor of history at King's College, London, and founder of the annual Battle conference on Anglo-Norman studies.


January 1984
6 black and white, 3 line illustrations
201 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780851156187
Format: Paperback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter   Pin it   Share by Email


l'edition, tres signee, assortie de notes succinctes mais fort utiles, rendra d'inestimables services aux historiens anglicistes medievistes. ETUDES ANGLAISES

Also by Author