North-West England from the Romans to the Tudors [Hardback]

Keith J Stringer (Editor)

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ISBN: 9781873124659 | Published by: Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society | Year of Publication: 2014 | Language: English 288p, b/w illus

North-West England from the Romans to the Tudors


These eight essays range broadly over the interconnected fields of economic, political, religious and socio-cultural history. The themes explored include how deeply the North West was affected by the Romans; the political and cultural achievements of the kingdom of Northumbria; the impact and consequences of Viking expansion; the early medieval church in Cumbria; twelfth-century Carlisle's burgess community, and the city's role as a centre for royal visits and diplomacy; the relative importance of crown power and aristocratic lordship as forces for organising people's lives and allegiances in peace and war from c.1240; the fortunes of one of medieval Cumberland's great noble families, the Lucies, from the twelfth to the fourteenth centuries; the achievements of a remarkable Lancastrian polymath, Laurence Nowell (d. c.1569); and the career of Bishop May of Carlisle (1577-98).

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