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William of Newburgh: The History of English Affairs: Book 1


The History of English Affairs, covering the years 1066–1198, was written at the close of the twelfth century and has been described as being “both in substance and in form... the finest historical work left to us by an Englishman of the twelfth century” (The Dictionary of National Biography). The author's critical ability, gifts of acute observation, clear judgment and tolerant impartiality justify his high reputation as an original authority. Book One contains a summary treatment of the period 1066–1135 (the Norman Conquest to the death of Henry I), followed by an extensive exposition of the ... More

Keywords: Norman Conquest, Henry I, Stephen, medieval history, English history

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Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780856683053
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780856683053.001.0001
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