Its Written Heritage With the collapse of Roman rule and the invasions of Angles, Saxons and Jutes in the fifth century, the old capital of the Roman province of Cantium fell into ruins. Canterbury Cathedral has remained the capital of English Christianity from that day to this. Little is known for sure about the Anglo-Saxon cathedral, since a fire in destroyed most of it and centuries of building and re-building have made archaeological excavation difficult. Inhowever, the renovation of the floor of the Nave and South Transept uncovered part of its foundations.
The local economy had once been dominated by imperial Roman spending on a large military establishment, which in turn helped to support a complex network of towns, roads, and villas.
When Edward died inHarold Godwinson claimed the throne, defeating his rival Norwegian claimant, Harald Hardradaat the battle of Stamford Bridge. Despite Robert's rival claims, his younger brother Henry I immediately seized power.
Robert's son Clito remained free, however, and formed the focus for fresh revolts until his death in Henry's nephew, Stephen of Bloisclaimed the throne inbut this was disputed by the Empress MatildaHenry's daughter.
Matilda's son, Henryfinally agreed to a peace settlement at Winchester and succeeded as king in After a final confrontation with Henry, his son Richard I succeeded to the throne in Early in the period, kings were elected by members of the late king's council, but primogeniture rapidly became the norm for succession.
One part of this was the king's council, the witenagemotcomprising the senior clergy, ealdormen, and some of the more important thegns; the council met to advise the king on policy and legal issues.
Social history of the High Middle Ages Anglo-Norman 12th-century gaming pieceillustrating soldiers presenting a sheep to a figure seated on a throne Within twenty years of the Norman conquest, the former Anglo-Saxon elite were replaced by a new class of Norman nobility, with around 8, Normans and French settling in England.
The method of government after the conquest can be described as a feudal systemin that the new nobles held their lands on behalf of the king; in return for promising to provide military support and taking an oath of allegiance, called homagethey were granted lands termed a fief or an honour.
King John extended the royal role in delivering justice, and the extent of appropriate royal intervention was one of the issues addressed in the Magna Carta of Civil strife re-emerged under Henry III, with the rebel barons in —59 demanding widespread reforms, and an early version of Parliament was summoned in to represent the rebel interests.
Legislation was introduced to limit wages and to prevent the consumption of luxury goods by the lower classes, with prosecutions coming to take up most of the legal system's energy and time.
The legal system continued to expand during the 14th century, dealing with an ever-wider set of complex problems. By the time that Henry VII took the throne inEngland's governmental and social structures had been substantially weakened, with whole noble lines extinguished.
The rights and roles of women became more sharply defined, in part as a result of the development of the feudal system and the expansion of the English legal system; some women benefited from this, while others lost out. Married or widowed noblewomen remained significant cultural and religious patrons and played an important part in political and military events, even if chroniclers were uncertain if this was appropriate behaviour.The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (c.
|Also, the use of Anglo-Saxon disguises the extent to which people identified as Anglo-Scandinavian after the Viking age, or as Anglo-Norman after the Norman conquest in Procopius states that Britain was settled by three races:|
|Anglo-Saxons - Wikipedia||Agriculture[ edit ] Major advances in farming made agriculture more productive and freed up people to work in industry. The British Agricultural Revolution included innovations in technology such as Jethro Tull 's seed drill which allowed greater yields, the process of enclosure, which had been altering rural society since the Middle Ages, became unstoppable.|
|British Literature – Easy Peasy All-in-One High School||Geography A satellite image showing the geography of England. The mainland territory of England occupies most of the southern two-thirds of the island of Great Britain and shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west.|
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|The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales belongs to a category of writing on the three estates known as estates satire.|
–) was enormously popular in medieval England, with over 90 copies in existence from the s. Its popularity may be due to the fact that the tales were written in Middle English, a language that developed after the Norman invasion, after which those in power would have spoken French.
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