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The focus of this book is the political and social repercussions of the unification of the English kingdoms under one ruler in the 10th century and the two conquests of the unified kingdom in the 11th. It provides a detailed survey of English history between the death of Alfred and that of William.
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"Insightful and firmly grounded in the sources, it is not simply another 'survey' of late Saxon England. Rather, it is an interpretation of the political and social history of the period, a reasoned explanation of the emergence of the English nation, the growth of effective kingship in early England, and the essential continuity of political and social structures between the Anglo-Saxon and the medieval periods.
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