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By David McDowall

This is an illustrated background of england from prehistoric occasions to the current day. The ebook analyzes the main political and armed forces occasions in British historical past, and the place applicable, seems to be at those inside of a much broader, overseas context. It additionally describes way of life for women and men from assorted degrees of society in numerous a while: the type of paintings they did, kin existence, and so on. Emphasis is usually put on cultural, highbrow, medical and monetary advancements. significant advancements inside Scotland, eire and Wales and the family members among those nations and England also are discussed.Иллюстрированная история Великобритании с доисторических времен до настоящего момента. Книга анализирует главные политические и военные события в британской истории, смотрит на них в пределах более широкого, международного контекста. Описывает повседневную жизнь мужчин и женщин в различных уровнях общества и различных поколениях: вид работы, которую они сделали, семейная жизнь, и т.д. Акцент, также помещен на культурное, интеллектуальное, научное и экономическое развитие. Также даны важнейшие события в пределах Шотландии, Ирландии и Уэльса и отношения между этими странами и Англией.--

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In fact it was not unt il the n ineteenth centu ry th at the cult ivated area becam e greater than the level recorded in the Domesday Book. Life in th e cou ntrys ide was hard . Most of the populat ion still lived in villages in southern and eastern parts of England. In the north and west there were fewer people, and th ey often lived apart from eac h ot he r, on sepa rate farms. Most people lived in th e simp lest houses. The walls were made of wooden bea ms and st icks, fi lled with mud . The roofs were made of thatch , with reeds or corn stalks laid th ick ly and skilfully so th at the rain ran off easily.

William refused to accept th is cla im. He had created Norman bishops and given them land on condition th at they paid hom age to him . As a result it was not clea r whethe r the bishops should obe y the C hurch or th e king. T hose kings and popes who wished to avo id conflict left the matter alone. But some kin gs and popes wanted to increase the ir autho rity. In such ci rcumstances trouble could not be avo ided. The struggle was for bot h powe r and mon ey. During the eleventh and twe lfth centuries th e Church wanted the kings of Europe to accept its aut hority over both spiritual and earthly affairs, and argued that even kings were answerab le to God .

But he did not interfere with the areas th e Nor mans had conquered ea rlier on th e English-Welsh border, because th is wou ld have led to trou ble with his nobles. The English conside red that Wales had become part of England for all pract ical purposes. If th e Welsh wanted a prince , th ey cou ld have one. At a public ceremony at Caernarfon Edward I made his own baby son (later Edward 11 ) Prince of Wales. Fro m that ti me the eldest so n of th e ruling kin g o r queen has usually been made Prin ce of Wales.

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