England Under the Norman and Angevin Kings, 1075-1225
'Splendid... this is a fine book which transports the reader into a different, strange world... It deserves a wide readership and should stimulate renewed interest in this important period of English history' -Continuity and Change'A great achievement. It tells central medieval history as it has not been told before' -Continuity and Change'Bartlett is adept at combining cultural, political and economic approaches, showing how these different lenses can disclose complementary and contradictory images of the past' -Continuity and ChangeThis vivid and comprehensive account of the politics, religion, and culture of England in the century and a half after the Norman Conquest lays bare the patterns of everyday life and increases our understanding of a medieval society at a time when England was more closely tied to Europe than ever before.
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Fantastically arranged and wonderfully detailed, ranging in scope from an uncluttered chronology of the period to explanations of crown-wearing procedure, to detailed investigations of how the mediaeval English populace perceived mythical creatures. Bartlett writes enrapturing prose.