Warfare Under the Anglo-Norman Kings, 1066-1135

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Boydell & Brewer Ltd, Jan 1, 1997 - History - 220 pages
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This is a study of the warfare waged between 1066 and 1135 by the Anglo-Norman kings of England - William the Conqueror, William Rufus and Henry I. Bringing together the two major trends in recent medieval military history, the study of military organisations and the study of campaigns, Stephen Morillo illuminates the interrelationship of military organisation and social and political structures. The familia regis, the king's military household, emerges in a central role: its influence extended from castle garrisons, engineering and supply to the organisation of armies; its permanence and professionalism dictated tactical practices in battle. By contrast, the military importance of the feudal system is considerably reduced. Stephen Morillo's examination of the roles of armies and castles and the normal activities of warfare shows why ravaging and plundering the land and besieging castles were far more common than pitched battles. He analyses siege and battle tactics in the context of social and political influences, administrative structures and campaign patterns, and he proposes a connection in most pre-modern warfare between government strength and infantry quality. Among the new perceptions that the author brings to this perennially interesting field of study are an explanation of the Anglo-Norman knights' tendency to dismount and fight as infantry, and a dismissal of the widely-held view that the use of the stirrup was the fundamental reason for the tactical dominance of medieval cavalry. This is a major restatement of the nature of medieval warfare in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.
  

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Contents

The World of AngloNorman Warfare
16
The AngloNorman Military System
41
Warfare I Patterns and Campaigns
94
Warfare II Sieges and Battles
136
Conclusions
180
Bibliography
193
Index
201
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Stephen Morillo, Jane and Frederic M. Hadley Chair of History Affiliation Wabash College, Crawfordsville, with Michael F. Pavkovic, United States Naval War College

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