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Palgrave Macmillan

Conquest and Colonisation

The Normans in Britain, 1066-1100

Edition 2nd edition
ISBN 9780230279407
Publication Date June 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series British History in Perspective

1066 is still one of the most memorable dates in British history. In this accessible text, Brian Golding explores the background to the Norman invasion, the process of colonisation, and the impact of the Normans on English society.

Thoroughly revised and updated in light of the latest scholarship, the Second Edition of this established text features entirely new sections on:

• the colonisation of towns
• women and the Conquest
• the impact of the Conquest on the peasantry.

Ideal for students, scholars and general readers alike, Conquest and Colonisation is an essential introduction to this pivotal period in British history. 

Brian Golding was formerly Reader in History at the University of Southampton, UK.

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1. Maps
2. The Sources
3. Prelude to the Conquest
4. The Norman Conquest, 1066-1100
5. Settlement and Colonisation
6. Governing the Conquered
7. Military Organisation
8. A Colonial Church?
9. Anglo-Norman England
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Praise for the revised first edition:
'A very good survey, whose clarity is much appreciated by students.' - Professor David Bates, University of Glasgow, UK
'...an ideal survey for an undergraduate audience...' - Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History
Reviews of the first edition:
'Brian Golding's Conquest and Colonisation provides a valuable map of the terrain, including Wales and Scotland as well as England and Normandy ... it is (a book) which can be read with great profit both by specialists and by undergraduates, to whom it will come as a particular boon.' - Ann Williams, English Historical Review
'Mr Golding's scholarly work sheds a welcome shaft of sense and realism on these formative years.' - The Cornish Banner
Praise for the second edition:
'Golding's Conquest and Colonisation has long been an excellent first port of call for students of the Norman Conquest, that pivotal event in European history. This revised edition brings an interpretation that remains both authoritative and engaging fully up to date with current debates' - Charles West, Lecturer in Medieval History, University of Sheffield, UK
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