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Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths

August 2000

ISBN: 9780192854025

192 pages

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Very Short Introductions

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First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths' Very Short Introduction to Medieval Britain covers the establishment of the Anglo-Norman monarchy in the early Middle Ages, through to England's failure to dominate the British Isles and France in the later Middle Ages.

  • Most comprehensive and authoritative short guide to Medieval Britain
  • Highly acclaimed text, first published in the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain
  • Revised and updated for this edition
  • Indispensable for students and general readers

About the Author(s)

John Gillingham, Emeritus Professor, London School of Economics, and Ralph A. Griffiths, Professor of Medieval History, University of Wales, Swansea

Table of Contents

    1:The Norman kings
    2:The Plantagenet kings
    3:Politics, law, and religion in the early Middle Ages
    4:The economy in the early Middle Ages
    5:England at war, 12901390
    6:Wealth, population, and social change in the later Middle Ages
    7:Still at war, 1390-1490
    8:Towards a nation
    Further reading
    Genealogies of royal lines

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