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Published: 03 February 2008

300 Pages | 8 b/w maps & diagrams, 2 color plates

ISBN: 9780199230983

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The Earls of Mercia

Lordship and Power in Late Anglo-Saxon England

Stephen Baxter

Oxford Historical Monographs

  • Offers a fresh interpretation of factional politics in England between the reign of King Æthelred "the Unready" and the Norman Conquest political patterns in late Anglo-Saxon England
  • Contains the first extended treatment of the nature and limits of earls' power in the late Anglo-Saxon state
  • Uses innovative methods for interpreting Domesday Book to refine understanding of pre-Conquest land tenure and lordship