This is an updated and expanded edition of a classic introduction to medieval England from the reign of William the Conqueror to Edward I.
* Includes a new chapter on family and gender roles, revisions throughout to enhance the narrative flow, and further reading sections containing the most up-to-date sources
* Offers engaging and clear discussion of the key political, economic, social, and cultural issues of the period, by an esteemed scholar and writer
* Illustrates themes with lively, pertinent examples and important primary sources
* Assesses the reigns of key Norman, Angevin, and Plantagenet monarchs, as well as the British dimension of English history, the creation of wealth, the rise of the aristocracy, and more