A Brief History of Britain 1066-1485: The Birth of the Nation - Brief Histories (Paperback)
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A Brief History of Britain 1066-1485: The Birth of the Nation - Brief Histories (Paperback)

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Paperback 560 Pages / Published: 23/06/2011
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From the Battle of Hastings to the Battle of Bosworth Field, Nicholas Vincent tells the story of how Britain was born.

When William, Duke of Normandy, killed King Harold and seized the throne of England, England's language, culture, politics and law were transformed. Over the next four hundred years, under royal dynasties that looked principally to France for inspiration and ideas, an English identity was born, based in part on the struggle for control over the other parts of the British Isles (Scotland, Wales and Ireland), in part on rivalry with the kings of France. From these struggles emerged English law and an English Parliament, the English language, English humour and England's first overseas empires.

In this thrilling and accessible account, Nicholas Vincent not only tells the story of the rise and fall of dynasties, but investigates the lives and obsessions of a host of lesser men and women, from archbishops to peasants, and from soldiers to scholars, upon whose enterprise the social and intellectual foundations of Englishness now rest.

This the first book in the four-volume Brief History of Britain which brings together some of the leading historians to tell our nation's story from the Norman Conquest of 1066 to the present day.

Combining the latest research with accessible and entertaining story-telling, it is the ideal introduction for students and general readers.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781845293963
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 36 mm

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