By David Roberts, Clayton Roberts, Douglas R. Bisson
This two-volume narrative of English heritage attracts at the newest basic and secondary examine, encouraging scholars to interpret the complete variety of England’s social, financial, cultural, and political past.
A heritage of britain, quantity 1 (Prehistory to 1714), specializes in an important advancements within the historical past of britain in the course of the early 18th century. subject matters contain the Viking and Norman conquests of the eleventh century, the construction of the monarchy, the Reformation, and the wonderful Revolution of 1688.
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It also offered a social discipline useful to a settled, agrarian society: The Church opposed violence, condemned sexual license, defended marriage, defined rights of inheritance, and urged submission to one’s lot in this world. The kings of England welcomed a church whose scriptures described and whose government illustrated kingship in action. Monotheism fit better with monarchy than did the many gods and the many local shrines of paganism. To the inadequacy of heathenism and the relevance of Christianity must be added the prestige of Rome.
Highly original and detailed account that considers Roman Britain from the point of view of the conquered. John Morris. Londinium: London in the Roman Empire. London, 1982. A vivid account of government, learning, religion, work, leisure, and food in Roman London; reveals the human beings behind the archaeological and historical fragments. Ian Richmond. Roman Britain. 2nd ed. Harmondsworth, England, 1963. A first chapter on military history provides a chronological framework for chapters on towns, the countryside, economics, and religion; clear, concise, scholarly.
His obligations were unlimited, though custom decreed that his master should give him every year 12 pounds of grain, two sheep, one good cow, and the right to cut wood. For minor offenses he could be flogged, for serious ones mutilated or put to death. The sources of slaves were many: conquered Britons, captives taken in war, men who were driven by the threat of starvation to sell their own children into slavery— though the child’s consent was needed if he or she were over the age of seven. The number of slaves in the early centuries was large, but their numbers shrank, both because the Church encouraged men to free their slaves and because the increasing use of money made it easier for a lord to pay for the labor he needed.
A History of England, Volume 1: Prehistory to 1714 (6th Edition) by David Roberts, Clayton Roberts, Douglas R. Bisson