A History of the Anglo-Saxon Autocracy

 

A HISTORY OF THE ANGLO-SAXON AUTOCRACY

Vladimir Moss

 

© Copyright: Vladimir Moss, 2016. All Rights Reserved.

 

INTRODUCTION

 

HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION: ROMAN, CELTIC AND GERMANIC KINGSHIP

 

I. ORIGINS: FROM KENT TO WESSEX (597-871)

  1. THE CONVERSION OF ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND
  2. THE SCHOOL OF YORK
  3. KING OFFA OF MERCIA
  4. CHARLEMAGNE, ROME AND CONSTANTINOPLE
  5. FROM MERCIA TO WESSEX
  6. MARTYR-KING EDMUND OF EAST ANGLIA

II. RISE AND FIRST FALL: FROM ALFRED THE GREAT TO AETHELRED THE UNREADY (871-1016)

  1. KING ALFRED THE GREAT, THE ENGLISH DAVID
  2. KING ALFRED THE GREAT, THE ENGLISH SOLOMON
  3. ATHELSTAN, CONQUEROR OF THE NORTH
  4. ST. DUNSTAN AND THE MONASTIC REVIVAL
  5. THE ANTI-MONASTIC REACTION
  6. THE RETURN OF THE NORTHMEN
  7. THE VENGEANCE OF ST. EDMUND
  8. THE YEAR OF THE THREE KINGS
  9. THE ANGLO-SAXON AUTOCRACY

III. RISE AND SECOND FALL: FROM CNUT THE DANE TO WILLIAM THE BASTARD (1016-1087)

  1. KNUT, ENGLAND AND THE CONTINENT
  2. CNUT AND OLAF THE SAINT
  3. THE MURDER OF PRINCE ALFRED
  4. KING EDWARD THE CONFESSOR (1)
  5. THE SCHISM OF 1054 AND THE NORMANS
  6. KING EDWARD THE CONFESSOR (2)
  7. KING HAROLD AND THE NORMAN CONQUEST
  8. THE HARROWING OF THE NORTH (1066-1070)
  9. DOOMSDAY (1070-1087)

EPILOGUE: THE NORMAN CONQUEST AND EUROPE