History of the Conquest of England by the Normans vol. 1
Volume 1 of a 2 volume work. Thierry was a pioneering liberal historian who collected large bodies of primary source material to use in his writings. He is particular remembered for his class analysis based upon the idea of conquest. This work is a classic exposition of this thesis showing the conquest of the Anglo-Saxons by the French Normans.
History of the Conquest of England by the Normans; Its Causes, and its Consequences, in England, Scotland, Ireland, & on the Continent, translated from the seventh Paris edition, by William Hazlitt (London: H.G. Bohn, 1856). In 2 volumes. Vol. 1.
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- History of the Conquest of England by the Normans 2 vols. (William Hazlitt)
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Table of Contents
- BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICE OF M. AUGUSTIN THIERRY.
- HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF ENGLAND By the Normans.
- BOOK I.: FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BRITONS TO THE NINTH CENTURY. bc 55—ad 787
- BOOK II.: FROM THE FIRST LANDING OF THE DANES IN ENGLAND TO THE END OF THEIR DOMINATION. 787—1048.
- BOOK III.: FROM THE INSURRECTION OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE AGAINST THE NORMAN FAVOURITES OF KING EDWARD, TO THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS. 1048—1066.
- BOOK IV.: FROM THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS TO THE TAKING OF CHESTER, THE LAST CITY CONQUERED BY THE NORMANS. 1066—1070.
- BOOK V.: FROM THE FORMATION OF THE CAMP OF REFUGE IN THE ISLE OF ELY, TO THE EXECUTION OF THE LAST SAXON CHIEF. 1070—1076.
- BOOK VI.: FROM THE QUARREL BETWEEN KING WILLIAM AND HIS ELDEST SON ROBERT, TO THE LAST VISIT OF WILLIAM TO THE CONTINENT. 1077—1087.
- BOOK VII.: FROM THE DEATH OF WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR, TO THE LAST GENERAL CONSPIRACY OF THE ENGLISH AGAINST THE NORMANS. 1087—1137.
- No. I. (page 10.): ARYMES PRYDYN VAWR.
- THE GREAT ARMED CONFEDERACY OF BRITAIN.
- No. II. (page 18.): Decree of the Emperors Theodosius and Valentinian, relative to the Subjection of the Bishops of Gaul to the Pope of Rome. (ad 445.)
- Impp. Theodosius et Valentinianus AA. Aetio v. inl. comiti et magistro utriusque militiæ et patricio.
- No. III. (page 22.): Conference of the Catholic and Arian Bishops for the Conversion of the King of the Burgundians.
- Collatio episcoporum, præsertim Aviti Viennensis coram Gundebaldo Burgundionum rege, adversus Arianos.
- No. IV. (page 44.): Speech of a Northumbrain Chief.
- Anglo-Saxon Text.
- No. V. (page 75.): National Song of the Anglo-Saxons, on the Victory of Brunanburgh.
- No. VI. (page 164.)
- ‘Song composed in Brittany on the Departure of a Young’ Breton follower of the Normans, and on his Shipwreck.1
- No. VII. (page 175.): POETICAL NARRATIVE OF THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS.
- NARRATIVE OF GEOFFROI GAIMAR.1
- Narrative of Benoit de Sainte-Maure.1
- Narrative of Robert Wace.1
- Letter from M. Augustin Thierry to M. de la Fontenelle de Vaudore, Corresponding Member of the Institute.
- No. IX. (page 182.): The valiant Courage and Policy of the Kentishmen which overcame William the Conqueror, who sought to take from them their Ancient Laws and Customs, which they retain to this day.1
- No. X. (p. 185.): Details of the Surrender of London, extracted from a contemporary Poem, attributed to Guy, Bishop of Amiens.1
- No. XI. (page 190.): Names of the Provinces and Principal Towns of England as given in the Saxon Chronicles.
- No. XII. (page 197.): Ancient List of the Conquerors of England.
- List published by André Duchesne, from a Charter in Battle Abbey.1
- List from Bromton’s Chronicle.1
- List published by Leland.1
- Another List from Leland.2
- NOTE FROM THE ABBE DE LA RUE’S WORK, Recherches sur la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Caen, 1824.
- No. XIII. (page 205.): Enumeration of the Lands of Brihtrik, possessed by Queen Matilda.1
- Infra scriptas terras tenuit Brictric, et post regina Mathildas.
- No. XIV. (page 206.): Narrative of the Imprisonment of the Saxon Brihtrik.1
- No. XV. (page 227.): Extract from Domesday-Book relative to the State of the Towns immediately after the Conquest.1
- DOVERE (Dover).
- CANTUARIA (Canterbury.)
- ROVECESTER (Rochester.)
- CASTRUM HARUNDEL (Arundel.)
- BURGUM DE LEWES (Lewes.)
- GILDEFORD (Guildford.)
- WALINGFORD (Wallingford.)
- DORECESTRE (Dorchester.)
- BRIDEPORT (Bridport.)
- WARHAM (Wareham.)
- SCEPTESBERIE (Shaftesbury.)
- EXONIA (Exeter.)
- BURGUM HERTFORD (Hertford.)
- OXENEFORD (Oxford.)
- GLOWECESTRE (Gloucester.)
- WIRECESTRE (Worcester.)
- HEREFORD (Hereford.)
- GRENTEBRIGE (Cambridge.)
- HUNTEDUN (Huntingdon.)
- BEDEFORD (Bedford.)
- LEDECESTRE (Leicester.)
- WARWIC (Warwick.)
- SCIROPESBERIE (Shrewsbury.)
- EBORACUM (York.)
- LINCOLIA (Lincoln.)
- NORWIC (Norwich.)
- CESTRE (Chester.)
- No. XVI. (page 263.): Narrative of the Exploits and Death of Hereward.1