By Paul Dalton
Concentrating on Yorkshire, via a long way the biggest English county, this e-book examines 3 of an important subject matters within the interval defined by way of Sir Frank Stenton as "the first century of English feudalism": the Norman conquest, the anarchy of Stephen's reign, and the character of lordship and land tenure. In every one case the publication deals a robust problem to dominant and approved ancient interpretations that may modify considerably our perception of Anglo-Norman politics and executive.
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Between 1070 and 1087 they launched only one invasion of Yorkshire, which achieved little more than the sack of York, and which was over within a few weeks. Yorkshire was effectively at peace in the decade before the Domesday survey, and in that period the development of Norman authority within the county went largely unchallenged. The original sources available for the study of Anglo-Norman Yorkshire are abundant. The main source for the history of land tenure in the eleventh century is Domesday Book.
5. Heavy loams with high water-table. 6. Sands with high water-table. 7. Well-drained sands. 8. Medium to heavy loams over glacial drift. 9. Light to medium loams over glacial drift. 10. Medium to heavy but freely drained calcareous loams. 11. Flinty loams over chalk gravel. 12. Calcareous loams over glacial drift containing limestone. 13. Alluvial silt loams and clays with some thin peat. Map 1 The soils of Yorkshire, based on a map in W. A. Sheppard, 'Pre-conquest Yorkshire: fiscal carucates as an index of land exploitation', Institute of British Geographers Transactions, 65 (1975), 75- 28 The Norman conquest of Yorkshire here there is always the danger of not comparing like with like.
Rec. , 1892-1902); Cal. Inq. P. M. See Bibliography. Abstracts of the Charters and Other Documents Contained in the Chartulary of the Priory of Bridlington in the East Riding of the County of York, ed. W . T. Lancaster (Leeds, 1912); 32 33 Monasticon. Historians of York, in. Chartulary of Fountains. 13 Conquest, anarchy and lordship the antiquarian, William Farrer, who tended to date charters on intuitive grounds. Between 1935 and 1965 the historian Sir Charles Clay added another nine volumes, in which he printed transcripts of the charters connected with the Yorkshire lordships of Richmond, Paynel, Skipton, Warenne, Stuteville, Trussebut, Percy and Tison.
Conquest, Anarchy and Lordship: Yorkshire, 1066-1154 by Paul Dalton