Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback

Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction Paperback

Part of the Very Short Introductions series

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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.

Out of the turbulence came stronger senses of identity in Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.

Yet this was an age, too, of growing definition of Englishness and of a distinctive English cultural tradition.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages, 14 black and white halftones
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780192854025



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Another useful introduction to a complicated subject. Parts of the book were a bit tedious and academically written, but in general it was a useful read. Made me want to go out and read more around many of the topics covered.

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