David McDowall's An Illustrated History of Britain PDF

By David McDowall

This is an illustrated heritage of england from prehistoric instances to the current day. The publication analyzes the foremost political and armed forces occasions in British heritage, and the place applicable, appears at those inside of a much wider, foreign context. It additionally describes daily life for women and men from diversified degrees of society in several a while: the type of paintings they did, relations lifestyles, and so forth. Emphasis can be put on cultural, highbrow, clinical and financial advancements. significant advancements inside Scotland, eire and Wales and the kin among those nations and England also are discussed.Иллюстрированная история Великобритании с доисторических времен до настоящего момента. Книга анализирует главные политические и военные события в британской истории, смотрит на них в пределах более широкого, международного контекста. Описывает повседневную жизнь мужчин и женщин в различных уровнях общества и различных поколениях: вид работы, которую они сделали, семейная жизнь, и т.д. Акцент, также помещен на культурное, интеллектуальное, научное и экономическое развитие. Также даны важнейшие события в пределах Шотландии, Ирландии и Уэльса и отношения между этими странами и Англией.--

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T he sma ller land ed knights found it inc reasing ly difficult to pay for the ir military duties. By the end of th e thirteenth century a kn igh t's equipment, which had cost fiftee n sh illings in the ea rly twelfth century, now cost more than three times th is amo unt. A ltho ugh nobles and kn ights co uld get more money from their land by paying farm labourers and receiving money ren ts than by giving land rent free in return for labour , many kn ights with smaller estates became increasingly indebted .

But the need for paperwo rk grew Westminster th e real capi ta l of England was st ill "in th e kin g's saddle". rapidl y. In 1050 only th e king (Edward th e Confessor ) had a seal with which to "sign" official papers. By th e time of Edward I, just ove r two 34 6 Government and society hundred years later, even the poo rest man was expec ted to have a seal in order to sign official papers, even if he co uld not read. From 11 99 th e administration in West minster kept co pies of all the letters and docum en ts that were sent out.

A nd in exactly the same way they did homage, promising loyalty m th e English king for that lan d. In 1290 a crisis took place over th e succession m the Scott ish thro ne . T he re were thirteen possible heir s. A mong these th e most likely m succeed were John de Ball iol and Robert Bruce, both Nor manSco tt ish knigh ts. In orde r to avoid civil war th e Sco tt ish nobles invited Edward I m settle th e matt er. 5 Th e power of the kings of England Edward had already shown interest in joining Scotland to h is kin gdom.

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