This revised edition of the classic text of the period provides both the student and the specialist with an informative account of post-Roman English society.After a general survey of the main developments from the fourth century to the eleventh, the book offers analysis of:* social organization* the changing character of kingship, of royal government and the influence of the church* the history of settlement* the making of the landscape* the growth of towns and trade* the consequences of the Norman Conquest.The author also considers the various influences; British, Frankish, Viking and Christian that helped shape English society and contributed to the making of a united kingdom.

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