English Church, 940-1154

By Martyn Bennett
Aug 1995
Pearson Education
ISBN: 0582303036
160 pages
$49.50 Paper original

This book discusses the development of the English Church during a rich and turbulent two centuries of European history. It provides a comprehensive survey covering the late Anglo-Saxon period through the Norman Conquest and right across the Anglo-Norman period. Professor Loyn addresses major themes in medieval history.

He begins with the pre-1066 period looking at the great Benedictine monastic revival; he looks at the role of the Church in the Conquest itself; the evidence of the Doomsday Book and then considers the activities of the Church in the turbulent years of the Conqueror's successors. The book concludes with a discussion of doctrine, belief and ritual.

"…succinct, highly readable volume...an excellent introduction"
Bailey K Young, Eastern Illinois University

"levelheaded, sympathetic to its subject, and frequently rises to vivacity"

"a valuable and up-to-date contribution to the study"

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