England Under the Norman and Angevin Kings, 1075-1225

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Clarendon Press, 2000 - History - 772 pages
'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.

About the author (2000)

Robert Bartlett is Wardlaw Professor of Medieval History at the University of St Andrews.

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