Anglo-Saxon England:

Author: Malcolm Godden,Simon Keynes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521883436

Category: History

Page: 340

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Anglo-Saxon England embraces all the main aspects of study of Anglo-Saxon history and culture.
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Warfare, Raiding and Defence in Early Medieval Britain

Author: Erik Grigg

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 0719826799

Category: History

Page: 224

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Warfare, Raiding and Defence in early medieval Britain is an examination of warfare in the period AD400-850, often called the Dark Ages, which is roughly the period between the end of Roman rule and the arrival of large Viking armies. It uses written sources, archaeological evidence and surviving features in the landscape to analyse the nature of warfare in those days, paying particular attention to the large defensive earthworks typical of the period. Luckily these earthworks survive long after the warriors have turned to dust; their locations in the landscape are mute witness to the nature of early medieval warfare. This period helped forge and mould the nations of modern Britain. This book shows that raiding was the driving force behind the political, cultural and linguistic changes that affected post-Roman Britain, and provides a picture of how raids and counter-raiding measures worked in practice. Includes 70 colour illustrations.
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Fonthill Recovered

A Cultural History

Author: Caroline Dakers

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 1787350460

Category: Authors, English

Page: 428

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Fonthill, in Wiltshire, is traditionally associated with the writer and collector William Beckford who built his Gothic fantasy house called Fonthill Abbey at the end of the eighteenth century. The collapse of the Abbey’s tower in 1825 transformed the name Fonthill into a symbol for overarching ambition and folly, a sublime ruin. Fonthill is, however, much more than the story of one man’s excesses. Beckford’s Abbey is only one of several important houses to be built on the estate since the early sixteenth century, all of them eventually consumed by fire or deliberately demolished, and all of them oddly forgotten by historians. Little now remains: a tower, a stable block, a kitchen range, some dressed stone, an indentation in a field. Fonthill Recovered draws on histories of art and architecture, politics and economics to explore the rich cultural history of this famous Wiltshire estate. The first half of the book traces the occupation of Fonthill from the Bronze Age to the twenty-first century. Some of the owners surpassed Beckford in terms of their wealth, their collections, their political power and even, in one case, their sexual misdemeanours. They include Charles I’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the richest commoner in the nineteenth century. The second half of the book consists of essays on specific topics, filling out such crucial areas as the complex history of the designed landscape, the sources of the Beckfords’ wealth and their collections, and one essay that features the most recent appearance of the Abbey in a video game.
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The Romano-British Peasant

Towards a Study of People, Landscapes, and Work During the Roman Occupation of Britain

Author: Michael Robin McCarthy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 164

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Unlike many other volumes on Roman Britain, this book focuses on the ordinary people - the farmers, shopkeepers, labourers and others - who are rarely given centre-stage.
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Shaping Medieval Landscapes

Settlement, Society, Environment

Author: Tom Williamson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 214

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A book which puts the environment back where it belongs - at the centre of the historical stage. To explain the rich, complex patterns in the English landscape today, we have to understand how the land was farmed in the medieval period. Some regions had large villages with extensive open fields; others had scattered hamlets and less communal forms of agriculture. These differences are still with us.
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The Quoit Brooch Style and Anglo-Saxon Settlement

A Casting and Recasting of Cultural Identity Symbols

Author: Seiichi Suzuki

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780851157498

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 218

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Analysis and definition, accompanied by full illustrations, of the quoit brooch style, uniquely found in southern England.
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Journal

Author: English Place-Name Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Names, Geographical

Page: N.A

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Vols. for 1968/69- include the society's Annual report, 45th-
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