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An alternative history of Britain: Normans and early Plantagenets

An alternative history of Britain: Normans and early Plantagenets

Venning, Timothy, author

Continuing his exploration of the pathways of British history, Timothy Venning examines the turning points of the period from the death of William I to the reign of Edward III and a little beyond. As always, he discusses the crucial junctions at which History could easily have taken a different turn and analyses the possible and likely results. While necessarily speculative to a degree, the scenarios are all highly plausible and rooted in a firm understanding of actually events and their context. In so doing, Timothy Venning gives the reader a clearer understanding of the factors at play and w

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Published Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Timothy Venning
ISBN: 1473834570, 1473836336, 9781473834576, 9781473836334, 9781783462711
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 1 online resource : map
Subject: Imaginary histories.; HISTORY Europe Great Britain.; Great Britain.; Normans.; Normans Great Britain.; Great Britain History Plantagenets, 1154-1399.; Great Britain History 1066-1687.
Alternative Title: Normans and early Plantagenets
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Contents

  1. The Norman state
  2. Civil war : Stephen versus Matilda
  3. The collapse of the 'Angevin Empire' : inevitable? Would Richard I's survival have avoided the Angevin collapse of 1203-4?
  4. Henry III and Simon de Montfort : the civil wars of 1264-7 : personality and principle in the clash between the two men
  5. Edward I, 1272-1307 : a series of sudden royal deaths and 'near misses'
  6. what if they had been different?