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Political History of England Under the Normans

The French influence upon England and its culture lasted some 300 years, creating changes in the political, social and cultural realms.  Politically, England saw an acceleration of a “united” England and a spirit of nationalism. The acceptance of a centralized … Continue reading

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The Anglo-Saxon World: King Alfred, William of Normandy, and the Doomsday Book

King Alfred is considered by many to be the wisest and greatest king.  As King of the West Saxons, Alfred (849 – 901) unified his people and constructed a victory against the Danes in 878 at Ethandum. Alfred led his … Continue reading

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