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Descendants of Rollo and the Vikings who settled in northern France. Energetic and belligerent, they conquered England (1066) and parts of Wales and Ireland. In the 11th to 12th centuries they... read more

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Cultural cataclysm or merely a modification of an Anglo-Saxon status quo? Antonia Gransden looks at views, past and present, of the Norman conquest.

Far from enslaving Anglo-Saxons under the Norman yoke, the Conquest brought freedom to many, as Marc Morris explains.

Volume: 63 Issue: 3 2013

J.L. Laynesmith unravels one of the mysteries of the Bayeux Tapestry.

Volume: 62 Issue: 10 2012

Hannah Boston explains how a single piece of evidence contributes to a wider understanding.

Daniel Snowman meets the historian of Poland, Europe and ‘The Isles’.
Volume: 55 Issue: 7 2005

Russell Chamberlin introduces the commemorations to the anniversary of the start of Operation Overlord, sixty years ago this month.

Volume: 54 Issue: 6 2004

Glenn Richardson looks at almost nine hundred years of enmity, jealousy and mutual fascination, a hundred years after the Entente Cordiale.

Volume: 54 Issue: 11 2004

O.H. Creighton examines the many and varied reasons behind the siting of Norman castles, and considers their decisive effect on the cultural landscape of Britain.

Volume: 53 Issue: 4 2003

David Crouch reconsiders William I and his sons as men of genuine piety – as well as soldiers.

Volume: 52 Issue: 10 2002

Robert Curthose invaded England on July 21st, 1101.

Volume: 51 Issue: 7 2001
Emma Mason argues that rising population brought a surprising degree of movement, politically, geographically and socially.
Volume: 50 Issue: 5 2000

Bruce Campbell argues that a unique conjunction of human and environmental factors went into creating the crisis of the mid-14th century.

Volume: 50 Issue: 6 2000

The editor of the Evening Standard reflects on the romantic roots of his interest in history.

Volume: 49 Issue: 11 1999
Brian Golding looks at life under the Norman Yoke during the consolidating reign of Henry I.
Volume: 50 Issue: 4 1999

Michael Camille shows how the marginal illustrations of a 14th-century psalter became some of our most familiar images of everyday life in medieval England.

Volume: 48 Issue: 9 1998

Elizabeth van Houts reconstructs memories of occupation (with echoes of the 1940s) from post-Norman conquest chronicles.

Volume: 46 Issue: 10 1996

Geoffrey Clarke on netting the Poll Tax in Hastings.

Volume: 41 Issue: 2 1991

Cultural cataclysm or merely a modification of an Anglo-Saxon status quo? Antonia Gransden looks at views, past and present, of the Norman conquest.

Volume: 38 Issue: 9 1988
Nigel Saul takes a look at the significance of the Norman conquest.
Volume: 36 Issue: 2 1986

Intellectual sharpness and an aggressive building programme marked the Norman transformation of English monasticism.

Volume: 36 Issue: 3 1986

A round up of the latest texts on the complex subject of the Norman Conquest.

Volume: 36 Issue: 1 1986

Ruthless militarists who extinguished a more thoughtful and sophisticated culture? Or synthesisers of genius who gave England a new lease of life in focusing its attention on Continental Europe? R. Allen Brown weighs profit and loss from the events of 1066.

Volume: 36 Issue: 2 1986

Anglo-Saxon art gave way to Romanesque under the Conqueror and his successors, but the change was more gradual and less one-sided than the political changes might lead us to suppose.

Volume: 36 Issue: 3 1986

William's persistent determination to build an abbey on the exact site of his victory at Hastings underlines its importance as a symbol of the Norman Conquest.

Volume: 35 Issue: 12 1985
Mildred Budny gauges the scale and achievement of 11th-century art.
Volume: 34 Issue: 6 1984
Volume: 35 Issue: 1 1984

The popular revolts of 1578-79 and 1586-89 in Normandy were triggered by an unruly military presence and the high level of royal fiscal exactions. Joan Davies shows how the revolts were exploited by the nobility in their struggle with Henri III, who met the threat thus posed with force.

Volume: 31 Issue: 12 1981

At first the English withstood the Norman attack of 1066. But soon they succumbed to the invaders, as did their virile language of record. An article by H.R. Loyn.

Volume: 30 Issue: 4 1980

Edward III created the Duchy of Cornwall as an estate for the Black Prince; A.L. Rowse describes how it has been held ever since by the sovereign’s heir or lain dormant in the Crown.

Volume: 29 Issue: 1 1979

Neil Ritchie traces the career of a Norman Crusader in Italy, in Syria and in wars with the Byzantine Emperor.

Volume: 28 Issue: 5 1978

From Norman times until the fifteenth century, writes L.W. Cowie, the Tower was often a royal residence as well as a fortress and armoury.

Volume: 28 Issue: 9 1978

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