By David McDowall
This can be an illustrated heritage of england from prehistoric instances to the current day. The booklet analyzes the most important political and army occasions in British historical past, and the place applicable, appears to be like at those inside of a much wider, overseas context. It additionally describes daily life for women and men from diversified degrees of society in several a long time: the type of paintings they did, relations existence, and so on. Emphasis is usually put on cultural, highbrow, clinical and monetary advancements. significant advancements inside of Scotland, eire and Wales and the relatives among those international locations and England also are mentioned.
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They dealt both with crimes and disagreements over property. In thi s way the king slowly too k over the admin istratio n from the no bles, At fi rst the king's judges had no special kn owledge or traini ng. T hey were simply tru sted to use common sense. Many of them were nob les o r bisho ps who followed dir ectl y the orders of th e king. It is no t surprising that th e quality of judges depended on th e cho ice of th e king. Henry 11 , the most powerful English king of th e twelfth century, was known in Europe for th e high standa rds of his law co urts.
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O n the walls of thei r churches that they ca lled it the "Domesday" Book. T he na me stuc k. The Do mesday Book still ex ists, and gives us an exrraordina rv amoun t of info rrna rio n about England at this rime. Kingship: a famil y business T o under stand the idea of kin gship a nd lordsh ip in the early Midd le A ges it is important to rea lise th at at th is time ther e was little or no idea of nation alism. W illiam controlled two large areas: N or ma ndy, whi ch he h ad been give n by hi s fa th er , and Englan d, wh ich h e h ad won in war.