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By David Roberts, Clayton Roberts, Douglas R. Bisson

This two-volume narrative of English historical past attracts at the newest fundamental and secondary study, encouraging scholars to interpret the whole variety of England’s social, fiscal, cultural, and political past.

A historical past of britain, quantity 1 (Prehistory to 1714), specializes in an important advancements within the heritage of britain in the course of the early 18th century. issues comprise the Viking and Norman conquests of the eleventh century, the production of the monarchy, the Reformation, and the fantastic Revolution of 1688.

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He also collected scholars from all over ­Europe to help in his translations. Alfred presided over their work and at times took a hand in it. He began with Pope Gregory’s Pastoral Care, the basic handbook on the duties of a bishop. He then had Werferth translate ­Gregory’s Dialogues, whose tales about St. Benedict he may have hoped would inspire a revival of monasticism. e. To the translation of Orosius, A ­ lfred added much geographical information about Scandinavia and the Baltic countries, information that reflected his wide interests and keen curiosity.

The excavation of Germanic cemeteries near York, Lincoln, Norwich, and Ancaster reveal that during the first half of the fifth century Germanic mercenaries lived in these areas. The evidence also suggests that British authorities brought them there. It is quite possible that these mercenaries, like their brethren in Kent, rose in revolt and seized power. The silence of the chroniclers and poets about any great battle for York or Lincoln lends support to this conjecture, since no battle is needed when ­mercenaries swiftly seize a town.

To pull this plow through heavy clay soil required eight oxen, yoked two by two. The heavy plow and the eight-oxen team transformed agriculture. Because it took valuable time to turn such a plow, the Anglo-Saxons plowed long furrows, often 220 yards long. Since this could not be done in the small, square fields of the Celts, vast open fields had to be adopted. ­B ecause no peasant owned eight oxen, plowing became a cooperative effort, with each peasant being awarded strips in the open field. These strips, totaled together, ranged in extent from 16 to 30 acres.

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