By David McDowall

This is an illustrated background of england from prehistoric instances to the current day. The publication analyzes the main political and army occasions in British background, and the place acceptable, seems to be at those inside of a much broader, overseas context. It additionally describes way of life for women and men from assorted degrees of society in numerous a long time: the type of paintings they did, kin existence, and so on. Emphasis can also be put on cultural, highbrow, medical and monetary advancements. significant advancements inside Scotland, eire and Wales and the family members among those international locations 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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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. In 1286 he had arranged for his own son to marry Marga ret, the heir to the Scottish throne, but she had died in a sh ipwreck. Now he had anot he r cha nce. He to ld bot h men that th ey must do homage to him , and so acce pt his overlordsh ip, before he wou ld help settle the question .

T he y built castles as they went forward, and mixed with and married the Wel sh d uring the eleventh , twelfth and thi rtee nt h ce nturies. A new class grew up, a mixture of the Nor man and W elsh rulers, who spoke No rman Fren ch and Welsh, but not English . They all became vassals of the English king. 31 An Illustrated H istory of Britain The on ly Wel sh who were at all free from English rule lived aro und Snowdon, th e wild mounta ino us area of north Wa les. They were led by Llewelyn ap G ruffvdd, pr ince of G wynedd, who tr ied to beco me indepen dent of the English.

In th is way the kin g could bene fi t from the death of a noble. If a ll the nob le's family died th e land went back to the king, wh o would be expected to give it to ano the r deservin g noble. But the ki ng often kep t th e land for so me years. usin g its wea lth. befo re giv ing it to anot he r noble. If the king di ll n ot give the no bles land th ey would not fig h t for him . Be tween 1066 and the mid fourteenth ce ntury there were on ly thirty years of complete peace . So feuda l duties were extreme ly important.

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