England and the insular world

Alex Woolf, Neil Dominic McGuigan

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Continuing the volume’s first thematic strand (Home and Away), this chapter is dedicated to eleventh-century England and the insular world. It begins by studying England, before analysing England’s connections with the territories and peoples of Wales and Ireland. This is followed by specific discussions of William the Conqueror’s dealings with the Welsh and the relationship between the Danelaw and northern England. The chapter then shifts its focus beyond Northumbria to investigate the history of the Normans in the north and their contacts with the Scots.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge companion to the age of William the Conqueror
EditorsBenjamin Pohl
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781108628884
ISBN (Print)9781108482974, 9781108728478
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2022

Publication series

NameCambridge companions to culture


  • England
  • British Isles
  • Ireland
  • Celtic
  • Principalities
  • Politics
  • Culture


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