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History of England

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Editorial Foreword
The Land & its Early Inhabitants
Roman Britain & the Anglo-Saxon Conquest
The Development of Anglo-Saxon England
Anglo-Saxon Institutions
Norman England
Henry II & the English Constitution
The Angevin Empire
The King & the Barons
Intellectual & Religious Development
Life in Country & Town
The Constitution under Edward I
Library Binding, 4th, 998 pages
Published June 1957 by Harper & Row (NYC) (first published 1928)
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Erik Graff
May 02, 2013 Erik Graff rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: historiographers
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There's something to be said for an author who dates modernity as beginning sometime around the beginning of the Tudor dynasty.

This book was originally published in 1928 and, so, originally represents the viewpoint of an English historian after what they thought of as "the great war." It was revised in 1938, just before the beginning of an ever greater war--not a pretty prospect. It is of interest, then, particularly in its later chapters, for just this perspective.

Otherwise, this is a substanti
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