An Illustrated History of Britain by David McDowall

By David McDowall

This is an illustrated historical past of england from prehistoric instances to the current day. The publication analyzes the key political and army occasions in British historical past, and the place applicable, appears at those inside a much wider, overseas context. It additionally describes lifestyle for women and men from varied degrees of society in several a long time: the type of paintings they did, relations existence, and so on. Emphasis is usually put on cultural, highbrow, medical and financial advancements. significant advancements inside of Scotland, eire and Wales and the relatives 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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It was alsoimpossible forsuch rebels ever to capture castles as strong as Harlech. These hugely expensivecastles were so strong that tht'y persuaded the Welsh rhat anorht'T rising against English rule was unlikely 10 succeed. became nece ssary for th e making of all sta tutes, and all special taxat ion additiona l to regular taxes. Dealing with the Celts Edward I was less interested in winning back part s of France than in bringing the rest of Britain under his contro l. W illiam I had allowed h is lords to win land by conq uest in W ales.

It was th erefore th e kin g's duty to try people and punish the m. At fi rst th e nobles acted for th e king on th eir own lands, but Henry wanted th e same kind of justice to be used everywhere. So he appointed a number of judges who trave lled from place to place ad ministe ring justice. (T hese travelling , or "circuit" , judges st ill exist today. ) They dealt both with crimes and disagreements over property. In thi s way the king slowly too k over the admin istratio n from the no bles, At fi rst the king's judges had no special kn owledge or traini ng.

T he wool trade illustrat es the way in wh ich the town s related to the co untryside. "Chapmen" or "h ucksters" , travelling trad ers, would buy wool at parti cular vilIage ma rkers. Then rhe y took rhe woo l to town, where ir would be graded and bundled up for export or for local spinn ing. Larger fairs, both in town and co un try, were important places where trade rs and producers met, and deal s co uld be made. These were not purely English affairs. Foreign mercha nts seeking high quality wool frequently attended the larger fairs.

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