Post-classical history

The Birth of Britain: A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, Vol. 1

The Birth of Britain: A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, Vol. 1

The first volume - The Birth of Britain - tells the story of the formation of the British state, from the arrival of Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire through the invasions of the Vikings and the Normans, the signing of the Magna Carta and establishment of the mother of parliaments to the War of the Roses.

Introduction

PREFACE

BOOK I - THE ISLAND RACE

Chapter 1. BRITANNIA

Chapter 2. SUBJUGATION

Chapter 3. THE ROMAN PROVINCE

Chapter 4. THE LOST ISLAND

Chapter 5. ENGLAND

Chapter 6. THE VIKINGS

Chapter 7. ALFRED THE GREAT

Chapter 8. THE SAXON DUSK

BOOK II - THE MAKING OF THE NATION

Chapter 9. THE NORMAN INVASION

Chapter 10. WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR

Chapter 11. GROWTH AMID TURMOIL

Chapter 12. HENRY PLANTAGENET

Chapter 13. THE ENGLISH COMMON LAW

Chapter 14. CŒUR DE LION

Chapter 15. MAGNA CARTA

Chapter 16. ON THE ANVIL

Chapter 17. THE MOTHER OF PARLIAMENTS

Chapter 18. KING EDWARD I

Chapter 19. BANNOCKBURN

Chapter 20. SCOTLAND AND IRELAND

Chapter 21. THE LONG-BOW

Chapter 22. THE BLACK DEATH

BOOK III - THE END OF THE FEUDAL AGE

Chapter 23. KING RICHARD II AND THE SOCIAL REVOLT

Chapter 24. THE USURPATION OF HENRY BOLINGBROKE

Chapter 25. THE EMPIRE OF HENRY V

Chapter 26. JOAN OF ARC

Chapter 27. YORK AND LANCASTER

Chapter 28. THE WARS OF THE ROSES

Chapter 29. THE ADVENTURES OF EDWARD IV

Chapter 30. RICHARD III

ENDNOTES

SUGGESTED READING