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The Norman Conquest in English History: Volume I: A Broken Chain?

George Garnett


This study pursues a central theme in English historical thinking—the Norman Conquest—over seven centuries. This first volume, which covers more than half a millennium, explains how and why the experience of the Conquest prompted both an unprecedented campaign in the early twelfth century to write (or create) the history of England, and to excavate (and fabricate) pre-Conquest English law. It traces the treatment of the Conquest in English historiography, legal theory and practice, and political argument through the middle ages and early modern period. It shows that during this period jurispru ... More

Keywords: Norman Conquest, English History, history of English law, English identity, dissolution of the monasteries, monastic libraries, manuscripts, antiquaries

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198726166
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198726166.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Garnett, author
Fellow and Tutor, Professor of Medieval History, St Hugh's College, University of Oxford