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By David McDowall

This is an illustrated historical past of england from prehistoric occasions to the current day. The publication analyzes the key political and armed forces occasions in British historical past, and the place acceptable, seems at those inside of a much wider, foreign context. It additionally describes way of life for women and men from diversified degrees of society in numerous a long time: the type of paintings they did, kin existence, and so forth. Emphasis can also be put on cultural, highbrow, medical and fiscal advancements. significant advancements inside Scotland, eire and Wales and the kinfolk 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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Feudal soc iety was based on links bet ween lord and vassal. A t Runn vmede the nobles we re not acting as vassals but as a class. T hey established a committee of twenty-four lords to make sure John kept his promises. T hat was not a "feuda l" th ing to do. In addit ion , th e nob les were acting in co-operation with the merch ant cl ass of towns. T he nobles did not allow John's successors to forget th is c harter and its promises. Every king recognised Magna Carta, until the Middle Ages ended in disorder and a ne w kind of mon arch y came into being in the sixtee nth century.

It was und erstandable that he wanted to be comp letely independen t of th e peop le who had controlled h is life for so lon g. He spen t his time with foreign friends, and became involved in expe nsive wars supporting th e pope in Sicily and also in France . He nry's heavy spending and his fore ign adv isers upset the nob les, O nce again they acted as a class, unde r the leadership of Simon de Monr forr , earl of Leicester. In 1258 th ey too k o ver th e govern ment and electe d a cou nc il of nobles.

For exa mp le, the word "c ha ir" , which came from the Fren ch , describes a better piece of furnitu re th an th e An glo-Saxon word "stool". In the same way, th e Anglo-Saxon word "be lly" was replaced in polite soc iety by the word "stomac h". Othe r An glo-Saxon words ceased to be used altoge ther . Mob Quad in Mer rcn College is the oldest of Oxford's famous "quadrangles", or w ur/yards. It was built in the fiTSl halfof thefourteenth cenrury. Almost all /he Oxford colleges were built round qumwrangles, with a library on one side (in Mob Quad on the fiTSl floor on Ihe left), and living areas for bvth masters and students on /he other sides.

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