Wessex

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A&C Black, 1995 - History - 367 pages
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Wessex is central to the study of early medieval English history; it was the dynasty which created the kingdom of England. This volume uses archaeological and place-name evidence to present an authoritative account of the most significant of the English Kingdoms.
  

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1995 / 367p / 61C

Contents

Introduction
1
1 A Period of Transition Wessex c 400c 600
8
2 The Creation of Wessex c 600802
52
3 Wessex and England 8021066
94
4 The Spread of Christianity 400800
149
the West Saxon Church 8001066
192
6 Social Structure and Rural Life
240
7 Trade and the Growth of Towns
291
Epilogue
325
Abbreviations
329
Bibliography
331
Index
358
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About the author (1995)

Barbara Yorke is Professor of Early Medieval History at King Alfred's College, Winchester. She has worked widely on topics relating to Anglo-Saxon England, but has a particular interest in the history of royal houses and the kingdom of Wessex. Previous books include Kings and Kingdoms of Early Anglo-Saxon England (1990) and Wessex in the Early Middle Ages (1995). She is currently working on the topic of conversion and the early medieval royal courts.

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