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England and Its Rulers 1066 1272 review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB England and its Rulers has established itself as an attractive and authoritative account of English history from 1066 For this third edition three new chapters have been added the bibliography and suggested further reading sect. First off this isn t uite the political overview of England as it s title would suggest If you re coming into medieval English history with no background I d recommend starting somewhere else or maybe even better keeping a good genealogical chart on hand This one is a little light on the factual details and assumes you know the general outline of who everyone was and generally what they did You won t get a meticulous outline of the precise claims to the throne held by Stephen and Matilda or a detailed breakdown of John s financial misfortunes With that in mind this is a really fun book and avoids lots of the pitfalls that sometimes plague traditional political overviews First off it s a fun read and it presents a reasonable amount of information to take in Lots of political histories rapidly turn into huge info dumps that make reading it in than small pieces nearly impossible without having all the facts slip right out of your head a few days after finishing This book isn t going to tell you every detail about English government But it does present its chosen information really well and very engagingly and you ll probably remember most of it It s all structured around the idea presented in the subtitle that English history at this point was shaped by periods of foreign influence through the Normans the Angevins and the Poitevins but that simultaneously an increasing idea of Englishness was starting to emerge It s not a perfect structure but it does give the book a nice sense of cohesion It does a couple of specific things really well Clanchy is very good at presenting various sides of a debate English history is full of contentious subjects the importance of the Norman conuest whether John was an idiot or not and this work does a nice job of outlining the different schools of thought in a fair way without seeming wishy washy Clanchy is fairly opinionated and is open about that but he does a nice job of presenting both sides That said if you want a nice and traditional trashing of John or Henry III this is probably not the book for youClanchy also does a really nice job of bringing in chronicle sources They often get ignored by historians for being biased which is a fair point but they re still the best way to get at the heart of a time period and what a very specific group of people thought about what was going on So the fact that Clanchy brings in contemporary opinions in addition to the modern interpretations of each monarch not only makes for a balanced and source based take on the matter but it s also just really interesting Medieval chroniclers are loads of fun and tell some great stories It also allows for some nice little asides about how English writers chronicles varied from their continental counterparts spoiler alert they tended to be especially sarcasticAlso Clanchy unsurprisingly does a great job of demonstrating how language affected English government during the period Clanchy s famous book From Memory to Written Record England 1066 1307 delves deeply into this idea There are great little asides about the development of the English language and how simply writing stuff down drastically changed how government functioned Overall not a comprehensive introduction but a good and readable one

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England and Its Rulers 1066 1272 review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB The Conueror Henry I Richard the Lionheart and King JohnIncludes an epilogue on the reign of Edward I 1272 1307Three new chapters examine the social and economic history of the period and the British dimension of English histor. This was assigned reading for my Medieval England university class I thought it was an okay book The writing and content are decent but it seemed like the author jumps around too much Each king s reign is covered chronologically but within that chapter events are freuently not in chronological order People and events are often mentioned in passing sometimes to be explained later but often not It s downright confusing at times and I think it would be much worse if I wasn t also attending lectures on this subject

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England and Its Rulers 1066 1272 review ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ions have been fully updated and additions and amendments have been made throughout New edition of the standard introduction to this popular period of English historyAssesses the reigns of successive monarchs including William. Horrible What is an extremely interesting era in history was made so utterly dull and un followable that I had to put it down and search out another source for this time period Honestly history is a great story waiting to be told Why do historians make it so dead and deadening


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    review Æ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ô M.T. Clanchy EBOOK DOWNLOAD [England and Its Rulers 1066 1272] AUTHOR M.T. Clanchy This was assigned reading for my Medieval England university class I thought it was an okay book The writing and content are decent but it seemed like the author jumps around too much Each king's reign is covered chronologically but within tha

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