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By David McDowall

This is an illustrated historical past of england from prehistoric instances to the current day. The e-book analyzes the key political and armed forces occasions in British background, and the place acceptable, seems to be at those inside a much broader, overseas context. It additionally describes daily life for women and men from varied degrees of society in numerous a while: the type of paintings they did, kinfolk existence, and so on. Emphasis can be put on cultural, highbrow, clinical and fiscal advancements. significant advancements inside of Scotland, eire and Wales and the family 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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Magna Carta marks a clear stage in the co llapse of English feudalism. 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.

No w he saw the danger that as a class they might become seriously weakened. T he Jews were midd lemen in an econo mic process whic h was the result of socia l forces at work in th e co un tryside. W hi le th e econo mic function of the Jews in prov iding capi ta l had been useful the y had been safe, but once thi s was no longer so, the king used popular fee ling against them as an excuse to expe l the m. In 1290 the Jewish com munity was forced to leave the cou ntry. Feudalism was slowly dying out, but the cha nges often made landlords richer and peasants poore r.

By the beginn ing of th e fourteenth cent ury there were probab ly about 900 religious houses, with 17, 500 members. Even though the populat ion in the fourteenth ce ntury was three times larger than it had been in 1066, the growth of the mon asteri es is impressive . T he thirteenth century brought a new movement , the "brotherh oods" of friars. These friars were wandering preach ers. Th ey were interested not in C hurch power and splendo ur, but in the souls of ordina ry men and women . They lived with the poor and tried to bring th e co mfort of C hristian ity to them .

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