Kingship and Government in Pre-Conquest England c.500-1066 - British History in Perspective (Hardback)Ann Williams (author)
Hardback 243 Pages / Published: 28/04/1999
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This book is a study of the exercise of royal authority before the Norman Conquest. Six centuries separate the 'adventus Saxonum' from the battle of Hastings: during those long years, the English kings changed from warlords, who exacted submission by force, into law-givers to whom obedience was a moral duty. In the process, they created many of the administrative institutes which continued to serve their successors. They also created England: the united kingdom of the English people.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages: 243
Weight: 470 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
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