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Illuminated History Books in the Anglo-Norman World, 1066-1272

Laura Cleaver


During the twelfth and thirteenth centuries texts about the recent and more distant past were produced in remarkable numbers in the lands controlled by the kings of England. This may be seen, in part, as a response to changing social and political circumstances in the wake of the Norman conquest of England in 1066. The names of many of the twelfth- and thirteenth-century historians are well known, and they include Orderic Vitalis, William of Malmesbury, John of Worcester, Henry of Huntingdon, Gerald of Wales, and Matthew Paris. Yet the manuscripts in which these works survive are also evidence ... More

Keywords: medieval history, illuminated manuscripts, manuscript production, cartularies, diagrams, Anglo-Norman, Plantagenet

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198802624
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198802624.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura Cleaver, author
Ussher Lecturer in Medieval Art, Trinity College, Dublin