Kingship and Government in Pre-Conquest England c.500–1066

  • Ann Williams

Part of the British History in Perspective book series (BHP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 151-243

About this book


This book is a study of the exercise of royal authority before the Norman Conquest. Six centuries separate the 'adventus Saxonum' from the battle of Hastings: during those long years, the English kings changed from warlords, who exacted submission by force, into law-givers to whom obedience was a moral duty. In the process, they created many of the administrative institutes which continued to serve their successors. They also created England: the united kingdom of the English people.


chronology England English kingdom time

Authors and affiliations

  • Ann Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.WansteadUK

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