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The History of the English People 1000-1154 (Oxford World's Classics)

by Henry of Huntingdon

Other authors: Diana Greenway (Translator)

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England 1000-1154
England in the early middle ages saw conflict and conquest, followed by assimilation, as successive waves of peoples came to her shores from Europe, first as raiders, then as conquerors, and finally as settlers who were gradually absorbed into a mixed population.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0192840754, Paperback)

Henry of Huntingdon's narrative covers one of the most exciting and bloody periods in English history: the Norman Conquest and its aftermath. He tells of the decline of the Old English kingdom, the victory of the Normans at the Battle of Hastings, and the establishment of Norman rule. His accounts of the kings who reigned during his lifetime--William II, Henry I, and Stephen--contain unique descriptions of people and events. Henry tells how promiscuity, greed, treachery, and cruelty produced a series of disasters, rebellions, and wars. Interwoven with memorable and vivid battle-scenes are anecdotes of court life, the death and murder of nobles, and the first written record of Cnut and the waves and the death of Henry I from a surfeit of lampreys. Diana Greenway's translation of her definitive Latin text has been revised for this edition.

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