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  History of England, The Anglo Saxon Period
Another compelling reason cited by Davies is the emergence in Britain of the great plague of the sixth century from Egypt that was particularly devastating to the Britons who had been in close contact with peoples of the Mediterranean.
When Bede was writing his History, he was residing in what had been for over a century the most powerful kingdom in England, for rulers such as Edwin, Oswald and Oswy had made Northumbria politically stable as well as Christian.
The Code of Alfred has a significance in English history which is entirely independent of its subject matter, for he gives himself the title of King of the West Saxons, naming previous kings such as Ine, Offa and Aethelberth whose work had influenced his own.
www.britannia.com /history/narsaxhist.html   (3805 words)

  
 Montagues of Great Britian
They were seated probably at Montagules-Bois in the district of Coutances of which place it was said "Its ancient lords were famous in the middle ages." The name and family of Montagu was probably prominent and distinguished at that time, for we find mountains, castles, fortresses and towns bearing their name.
History has at least recorded the name of one of the family who held at that time an important position of trust and honor.
As this Simon Montacute was the younger son, his subsequent history (and that of his son William) is unrecorded.
www.montaguemillennium.com /history/montague/britain/montgb.htm   (5654 words)

  
 SubRoman Britain - an introduction. By Chris Snyder
The historical narrative for Britain is detailed for the late fourth century, but dwindles after the first decade of the fifth century and remains dark until the Northumbrian scholar Bede began compiling information for his Ecclesiastical History of the English People in the late seventh century.
The situation was made worse by the withdrawal of troops from Britain by Magnus Maximus in 383, Stilicho in 402, and Constantine III in 407, all of which were the results of political and military turmoil on the Continent.
The Ruin of Britain begins with an "historical" prologue which narrates the foreign and domestic wars plaguing Britain since the departure of the Romans, then turns into an impassioned sermon (a jeremiad in the true sense of the word) denouncing the crimes of current British rulers and the sins of the British clergy.
www.vortigernstudies.org.uk /artgue/snyder.htm   (3798 words)

  
 A History of Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is the story of two queens, the politician and the mother, the winner and the loser - and the birth of a nation.
Oliver Cromwell led the republic and aimed at a godly Britain, Charles II restored the monarchy and survived plague and fire, and finally anti-Catholicism led to a transformation of Britain and the monarchy forever.
Britain never had the kind of revolution France experienced in 1789, but came close to it.
www.bbcfactual.co.uk /history_of_britain.htm   (1086 words)

  
 Ruin and Conquest of Britain: Preface
The Ruin and Conquest of Britain 400 A.D. A Reconstruction by Howard Wiseman.
The historical era began in Britain with the Roman conquest in the first century A.D. From then until the present the darkest age is that of the 5th and 6th centuries.
Thus there is a great deal of uncertainty in the history of this era; not even the broad features are agreed upon by all historians, and historians who do agree on the veracity of certain events may assign them dates which vary by more than a generation.
www.mythiccrossroads.com /Wiseman/DECB.html   (954 words)

  
 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 94.06.02
The structure of the book is fairly conventional, a series of chapters progressing chronologically through the history of the island from the Iron Age to the decline of the fifth century, followed by a lengthy general section covering such topics as religion and economic life.
Salway's response to this difficulty is to see Britain not so much as an area of interest in its own right but as an integral part of a much greater phenomenon, the Roman empire.
In his account of the early contacts between Rome and Britain he accepts the standard identification of the tribe that formed the main opposition in south-central England as the Catuvellauni.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/1994/94.06.02.html   (1446 words)

  
 Medieval Sourcebook: Nennius: Historia Brittonum, 8th century
On the side of the mother, from Lavinia, the daughter of Latinus, king of Italy, and of the race of Silvanus, the son of Inachus, the son of Dardanus; who was the son of Saturn, king of the Greeks, and who, having possessed himself of a part of Asia, built the city of Troy.
Unwilling to send back his warlike companions to their wives, children and possessions in Britain, he conferred upon them numerous districts from the lake on the summit of Mons Jovis, to the city called Cant Guic, and to the western Tumulus, that is, to Cruc Occident.
Vortigern reigned in Britain when Theodosius and Valentinian were consuls, and in the fourth year of his reign the Saxons came to Britain, in the consulship of Feliz and Taurus, in the four hundredth year from the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/basis/nennius-full.html   (7378 words)

  
 Timeline of British History
There was no known invasion of Britain by the Celts; they probably gradually infiltrated into British society through trade and other contact over a period of several hundred years; Druids, the intellectual class of the Celts (their own word for themselves, meaning "the hidden people"), begin a thousand year floruit.
This is the first appearance of the name, Artorius, in history and some believe that this Roman military man is the original, or basis, for the Arthurian legend.
The theory says that Castus' exploits in Gaul, at the head of a contingent of mounted troops, are the basis for later, similar traditions about "King Arthur," and, further, that the name "Artorius" became a title, or honorific, which was ascribed to a famous warrior in the fifth century.
britannia.com /history/time1.html   (1628 words)

  
 Medieval Sourcebook: Nennius's The History of the Britons
Then the king assigned him that city, with all the western provinces of Britain; and departing with his wise men to the sinistral district, he arrived in the region named Gueneri, where he built a city which, according to his name, was called Cair Guorthegirn.
And let him that reads understand, that the Saxons were victorious, and ruled Britain, not from their superior prowess, but on account of the great sins of the Britons: God so permitting it.
Hengist having died, however, his son Octha crossed from the northern part of Britain to the kingdom of Kent and from him are descended the kings of Kent.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/source/nennius.html   (2250 words)

  
 History Channel Battle of Britain 1940 for PC Review - PC History Channel Battle of Britain 1940 Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Battle of Britain is a surprisingly accessible combat flight sim that's recommendable to beginner players.
Battle of Britain bears the History Channel license, but it's actually the venerable Warbirds III engine with a number of features tailored to beginning pilots.
While Rowan's Battle of Britain remains the standard for hardcore flight sim enthusiasts and those looking to experience true World War II flight simulation--with all of its challenges and frustrations--The History Channel Battle of Britain has a better chance of expanding the genre's appeal.
www.gamespot.com /pc/sim/battleofbritain1940/review.html   (1295 words)

  
 Arthurian Archaeology
Britain, without this military backing, became defenseless almost overnight and the Angels, the Saxons, and the Jutes began to gain control of the countryside and cut off whole towns.
In the book, The peoples of the British Isles: a new history (Lehmberg, 1992) the author theorizes that some of these invaders from the east were invited into the country by the British leader, Vortigern, to aid in the defense of invading Picts from the North, in the absence of Roman aid.
In Geoffrey's history, the ruler Constantine holds the throne until he is murdered, in the early fourth century, by Vortigern.
www.jammed.com /~mlb/arthur.html   (3395 words)

  
 BBC - History - Neolithic and Bronze ages c.8300 BC - c.750 BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
They had no understanding of the Britain we know today and probably had more in common linguistically and culturally with those tribes with whom they had most contact and trade.
Throughout this period, the population in Britain is thought to have been small and scattered.
Initially, the population was one of hunter-gatherers but by the middle of this period there had been a marked change to domestic husbandry and agriculture.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/timelines/britain/o_neo_bronze.shtml   (218 words)

  
 British History
Retrospectively I think there must have been something radically flawed with history as it is taught in out schools as our history is fascinating.
History is an interweaving of events and people, and its not just about kings and queens, its about ordinary people and how events influenced them, and on occasions how they influenced events.
Also one has to realise that Britain is not one nation, but a hodge podge of different peoples who tend to remain distinct in spite of a millenium or more of intermarriage.
www.great-britain.co.uk /history/history.htm   (303 words)

  
 The Church in Britain
Of the religions practised in modern Britain, Christianity is the most long-established and widely observed.
It was first brought to Britain during the days of the Roman empire.
This and the resurgence of Roman Catholicism throughout Britain in the course of the nineteenth century, largely as a result of immigration, particularly from Ireland, produced an increasingly diverse religious scene.
www.britannia.com /church/ch9.html   (380 words)

  
 Celtic History, Warfare & Armory
This accounts for the extreme lack of knowledge about them prior to their contact with the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome.
Britain came under Roman rule in the 1st century AD.
The Celtic tradition and languages survived in parts of France, Britain, and Ireland.
www.celticgrounds.com /chapters/c-history.htm   (1279 words)

  
 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 97.3.33
When Stanley Ireland's Roman Britain: A Sourcebook first appeared in 1986, one of its strengths was that it brought together successfully this disparate body of evidence in an arrangement that presented both a chronological narrative and a thematic approach to studying Roman Britain.
Part Two, the most extensive in the book, is a running narrative of the major political and military events in Britain from the first British expedition of Julius Caesar in 55 BC to the "official" end of Roman Britain in AD 410.
This discussion is heavily dependent on the diverse epigraphic evidence from Britain (and occasionally from continental inscriptions), a treasure trove of rich detail about Romano-British society heretofore inaccessible to all but a few specialists who have access to the voluminous -- and expensive -- catalogs.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/1997/97.03.33.html   (667 words)

  
 British History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Examples of secondary sources in British history are: The English Poor Law, 1780-1930; Democracy and Religion: Gladstone and the Liberal Party; and Churchill & Roosevelt at War: the War They Fought and The Peace They Hoped to Make.
This 14 volume set is the "most important general modern history" which covers the period from the Renaissance to 1945.
REF DA2.W7 "A bibliography of books and articles on the history of Great Britain from about 450 A.D. to 1939, published during the years 1901-1974, with an appendix containing a select list of publications in these years on British history since 1939".
stauffer.queensu.ca /inforef/history/british.htm   (1557 words)

  
 History On-Line
Familia is an excellent source of information for family history in the UK and Ireland (includes the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man).
The history of disabilities and social problems is a bibliography of printed resources which was originally compiled in 1987-88.
The Rural History Centre at the University of Reading fulfils several different functions; it is a university department, a centre for research and information, it acts as a national resource centre and also functions as a museum.
www.history.ac.uk /ihr/Resources/Geographical/britainIreland.html   (2144 words)

  
 England Reading List
Britain's foremost Marxist historian, Hill is without doubt the most interesting writer on the Civil War and Commonwealth period.
A "history of people with the politics left out" in Trevelyan's own words - liberal social history from Chaucer to 1901.
Useful introductory history from Stone Age caves to early medieval settlements.
www.uni-mannheim.de /users/bibsplit/anglistik/eng_bks.html   (2470 words)

  
 British History Sources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Excerpts from primary sources are organized in the form of a dictionary covering Victorian social history with topics ranging from advertising to women.
The collections dealing with social policy and transport history are the two collections most fully digitized.
Collections of local histories and transcriptions of primary sources (mostly 19th and early 20th centuries) dealing with the historyof London's East End.
www.lib.washington.edu /subject/History/tm/britain.html   (1505 words)

  
 Britannia: British History
Edited by David Nash Ford, the department features narrative histories of England, Wales, Scotland and London, timelines, biographies, glossaries, bibliographies, historical documents and much more.
- Britain in the 5th-7th C. Prehistoric Britain
The first in a series of DVD's, "The Mystery of King Arthur" goes on location in the UK to explore the history and legend of the great king and his fascinating times.
britannia.com /history   (201 words)

  
 Make Poverty History events across Britain|14May05|Socialist Worker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Elsewhere in the town in the local churches and the library, among other places, there were displays on issues such as poverty and war, trade justice and climate change — so people could follow the trail and learn about the campaign.
On the Tuesday before the election we held a hustings which all of the prospective candidates attended — with the exception of the Conservatives.
All the candidates were asked to explain how their party would help Make Poverty History.
www.socialistworker.co.uk /article.php4?article_id=6478   (596 words)

  
 Great Britain, UK Between the wars 1918 - 1939
In the 1930's Britain was focused on the continuing high unemployment at home.
Germany was re-arming at a frightening rate, but Britain had neither the inclination nor the money to follow Hitler's increased spending on armaments.
The German invasion of Poland led Britain by treaty to declare war on Germany.
www.great-britain.co.uk /history/1918.39.htm   (254 words)

  
 History Data Service - Great Britain Historical Database Online
The Great Britain Historical Database has been created by Humphrey Southall, David Gilbert and Ian Gregory as part of the Great Britain Historical GIS Programme.
Although all efforts are made to ensure the quality of the materials, neither the copyright holder, the original data producer, the relevant funding agency, AHDS History, nor the UK Data Archive bear any responsibility for the accuracy or comprehensiveness of these materials.
Any published or unpublished work or oral presentation which is based upon these materials should carry a statement that the copyright holder, the original data producer, the relevant funding agency, AHDS History, nor the UK Data Archive bear no responsibility for their further analysis or interpretation.
hds.essex.ac.uk /gbh.asp   (868 words)

  
 Newton Key--His 3110--History of Britain and the British Empire 1688 to present   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
History of Britain and the British Empire, 1688-Present (syllabus)
His 3110 provides a narrative of British history from the Revolution of William and Mary through the counter-revolution of Margaret Thatcher and beyond to the sunny vistas(?) of New Labour.
It also provides a chance to understand the contemporary issues in Britain from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries by using primary documents.
ux1.eiu.edu /%7Ecfnek/syllabi/brit.htm   (670 words)

  
 mckenzie heritage: Black Victorians resource page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This was the beginning of the end of slavery in Britain itself, and an encouragement to Black people and to abolitionist campaigners.
With missionary zeal at its height, African clergy were brought in some numbers to Britain for theological training, chiefly under the auspices of the Church Missionary Society.
Many, like the photo shown left, are both eloquent and mute at the same time: we see this woman's face and costume in accurate detail, but we do not know who she was, how she lived.
www.mckenziehpa.com /bv/index.html   (1463 words)

  
 Athena Review 1,1: Landings of Caesar in Britain, 55 and 54 BC
In the first century BC, Britain was settled by Iron Age societies, many with long-term roots in Britain, and others closely tied to tribes of northern France (fig.2).
Caesar probably planned an expedition to Britain in 56 BC, a year when the Armorican tribes in the coast of Britanny revolted against the Romans with aid from the tribes of southern Britain.
The next year saw the Romans organize a much larger expedition to Britain, with a total of 800 ships used to transport five legions and 2000 cavalry troops, plus horses and a large baggage train.
www.athenapub.com /caesar1.htm   (1429 words)

  
 BBC News | TV AND RADIO | A history of Simon Schama
Professor Simon Schama, who has been made a CBE, has taken British history to a wider audience with the success of his BBC Two series A History of Britain.
He then spent 13 years as professor at Harvard and is now professor of history at Columbia University, New York, where he specialises in European cultural and environmental history and the history of art.
And he presented a BBC Two series based on Landscape and Memory in 1995, with the first batch of A History of Britain documentaries shown in autumn 2000.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/1390893.stm   (364 words)

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