The Struggle for Mastery: Britain 1066-1284

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The Struggle for Mastery: Britain 1066-1284

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Author :   David Carpenter
Publisher :   Penguin Books Ltd
Published :   26/08/2004
ISBN :   9780140148244
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   615
Size (mm) :   198x129x27
Weight (g) :   436

The two-and-a-half centuries after 1066 were momentous ones in the history of Britain. In 1066, England was conquered for the last time. The Anglo-Saxon ruling class was destroyed and and the English became a subject race, dominated by a Norman-French... Read more

The two-and-a-half centuries after 1066 were momentous ones in the history of Britain. In 1066, England was conquered for the last time. The Anglo-Saxon ruling class was destroyed and and the English became a subject race, dominated by a Norman-French dynasty and aristocracy. This book shows how the English domination of the kingdom was by no means a foregone conclusion.
The struggle for mastery in the book's title is in reality the struggle for different masteries within Great Britain. The book weaves together the histories of England, Scotland and Wales in a new way and argues that all three, in their different fashions, were competing for domination