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They burnt churches and monasteries along the east, north and west coasts of Britain and Ireland. These monasteries trained brtain men who could read and write, so that they had the necessary skills for the growth of royal and Church authority. But members also had to make sure that goods were of a certain quality, and had to keep to agreed prices so as not to undercut other guild members.

Each house had probably only one room, with a wooden floor with a pit beneath it.

The picture illustrates the struggle between Church and state during the early Middle Oc. The sense of ilkustrated culture may have been increased by marriage alliances between tribes. The Scottish kings were closely connected with England. Harold was faced by two dangers, one in the south and one in the north.

Then Edward invaded Scotland again, and captured all the main Scottish castles. Was the king getting the money he needed in the most effective way?


Behind Becket stand two knights, probably those who killed him to please Henry. From Anglo-Saxon times there had been two ways of deciding difficult cases when it was not clear if a man was innocent or guilty.

If they could not prove it, the Normans would burn the nearest village.

The size of the home farm depended on how much land the landlord chose to let out. This gave the Normans the excuse they wanted to enlarge their kingdom.

Edward tried to make Scotland a part of England, as he had done with Wales. After all, the management of Normandy and Brktain was a family business. In Scotland things were very different. This increased their feeling of difference from the Celtic tribal Highlanders further north. These were the Celts, who probably came from central Europe or further east, from southern Russia, and had moved slowly westwards in earlier centuries. In the rest of the country Alfred was recognised as king.

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Edward sits in front of his nobles, bishops and shire knights. The power of landlords, who had been given land by the king, was increased because their names were written down. However, neither he nor his successors became kings of Scots, and the Scottish kings managed perfectly well without it. In the Jewish community was forced to leave the country.

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Between and the mid’ fourteenth century there were only thirty years of complete peace. The Celts traded across tribal borders and trade was probably important for political and social contact between the tribes. These were not free to leave the estate, and were often little better than slaves.


First, Edward made him provide money and troops for the English army and the Scottish nobles rebelled. They all became vassals of the English king.

This may have been the main or even only building; large round huts increasingly took the place of smaller ones. Half the entire population died between the ages of twenty and forty, while 15 per cent died before reaching the age of twenty. Its strength can still be clearly seen, but even these fortifications were no defence against disciplined Roman troops.

Religious beliefs The Church at local village level was significantly different from the politically powerful organisation the king had to deal with. She not only persuaded me to write this book, but in many places suggested an elegance and clarity quite beyond my own ability. After some serious defeats Alfred won a decisive battle inand eight years later he captured London. The name of their kingdom, Strathclyde, was used again in the county reorganisation of