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Royal Responsibility in Anglo-Norman Historical Writing

Emily A. Winkler

Abstract

It has long been established that the crisis of 1066 generated a florescence of historical writing in the first half of the twelfth century. This book presents a new perspective on previously unqueried matters: it investigates how historians’ individual motivations and assumptions produced changes in the kind of history written across the Conquest. It argues that responses to the Danish Conquest of 1016 and Norman Conquest of 1066 changed dramatically within two generations of the latter conquest. Repeated conquest could signal repeated failures and sin across the orders of society, yet early ... More

Keywords: responsibility, kingship, rulership, political thought, historiography, narrative, Anglo-Norman, England/English

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198812388
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198812388.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emily A. Winkler, author
John Cowdrey Junior Research Fellow in Medieval History and Departmental Lecturer in Medieval History, St Edmund Hall and Balliol College, University of Oxford