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One reason for entering a religious house was the increasing difficulty during this period of living on the land. The duke demanded money before he would let him go, and it took two years for England to pay.

He used the literate men of the Church to help establish a system of law, to educate the people and to write down important matters. His story of events in his Ecclesiastical History of the English People has been proved generally correct by archaeological evidence. The pattern of the English village, with its manor house and church, dates from this time.

Shortly after, inRichard was killed in France. The spread of Celtic Christianity also helped to unite the people.

McDowall David. An Illustrated History of Britain

The common economic system increased their feeling of belonging to the same kind of society and the feeling of difference from the agricultural Lowlands. However, it is harder to know the extent of this internal trade because it was less formal than international trade, and therefore less recorded.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The Celtic bishops went out from their monasteries of Wales, Ireland and Scotland, walking from village to village teaching Christianity.

Now he saw the danger that as a class they might become seriously weakened. England had become Christian very quickly. Much of the wool industry was built up by the monasteries, which kept large flocks of sheep on their great estates.


As the population grew, more and more people found they could not feed their whole family easily. There were thirteen possible heirs. Every schoolchild knows the story of Robin Hood, which grew out of Saxon hatred for Norman rule.

An Illustrated History of Britain

At moments of great danger Britain has been saved from danger by its surrounding seas. Local customs and both local and national economic pressures affected the way things worked.

Brian Boru died in battle against the Vikings. The bodies buried in a Roman graveyard at York show that illustrted expectancy was low. Post-War Britain Penguin D. Normandy, which he had been given by his father, lllustrated England, which he had won in war.

This process gave power into the hands brjtain those who could read and write, and in this way class divisions were increased.

Church building had been going on for over a century, and he encouraged it. Saxon kings helped the Church to grow, but the Church also increased the power of kings. In the centre of Scotland mountains stretch to the far north and across to the west, beyond which lie many islands.

By the time Edward died there was a church in almost every village. No sooner had he defeated them than he learnt that William had landed in England with an army. There was no real capital of the kingdom as there is today. I do recomend it for beginners who want to discover Britqin.

England was unlike the rest of Europe because it used common law. The Irish chiefs continued to live as mvdowall always had done, moving from place to place, and mxdowall out of doors, a habit they only gave up in the sixteenth century. The bishops from the Roman Church lived at the courts of the kings, which they made centres of Church power across England.

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During the first sixteen years as king he was under the control of powerful nobles, and tied by Magna Carta. This time they came to conquer and to settle.


William marched to London, which quickly gave in when he began to burn villages outside the city. John had already made himself unpopular with the three most important groups of people, the nobles, the merchants and the Church. Edward tried to make Scotland a part of England, as he had done with Wales.

But only the English king with a large army could hope to defeat the Scots. Henry II had already introduced the hjstory of juries for some cases in the second half of the twelfth century. It would be better to call them Anglo-Celt. Finally, as in Ireland and in Wales, foreign invaders increased the speed of political change. Henry II was ruler of far more land than any previous king. jcdowall

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He did so with the authority of the pope, who hoped to bring the Irish Celtic Church under his own control. The Saxon kings began to replace loyalty to family with loyalty to lord and king. Because Wales is a mountainous country, the cymry could only live in the crowded valleys.

There were two basic mcdowll to feudalism: They worked from dawn to dusk every day of the year, every year, until they were unable to work any longer. The book analyzes the major political and military hjstory in British history, and where appropriate, looks at these within a wider, international context.