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Colin Veach

ground within the 169 walter de lacy wider context of western European political thought or action, but it was a watershed in English politics.20 The young King Henry III had been commended into the safekeeping of his father’s most trusted magnates and the legate, and they had immediately taken steps to limit his rule and deprive him of the form of kingship that his grandfather, uncle and father had achieved. Winning the war: 1216–17 The royalist barons of the regency council may have wielded considerable power in their redefinition of English kingship that autumn

in Lordship in four realms
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Tim Shaw

gentry’, p. 47. 2 Carter, ‘Sound of silence’. 3 Kisby, ‘Music in European cities’, p. 82. 4 Strohm, ‘European politics’. 5

in Gentry culture in late-medieval England
Tim William Machan

missions and raiding activities that transformed the entire European political landscape. The British Isles, even though they had been settled by descendants of shared Germanic ancestors, were no exception. In 793, according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle , terrible portents came about over the land of Northumbria, and miserably frightened the people: these were immense flashes of lightning, and fiery dragons were seen flying in the air. A great famine immediately followed theses signs; and a little after that in the same year on 8 January the raiding of heathen men

in Northern memories and the English Middle Ages
1 Peter 2.9 and the Franks
Gerda Heydemann

additional meanings that remained available in European political thinking for Hincmar of Reims, De raptu, PL 125, cols 1017B–C. 70 The rhetoric of election 31 many centuries to come, and could serve as a basis for providential concepts of modern nationalism. Acknowledgements Research for this article was supported by the Austrian Research Fund (FWF) in the Wittgenstein Prize project ‘Ethnic processes in Early Medieval Europe’ (2005–10) and in the SFB ‘VISCOM’ F42-G18. A first version of this paper was discussed in January 2010 at a workshop in Hawarden, UK, in the

in Religious Franks
Tim William Machan

to southern, Catholic Europe. Still another two centuries on, Denmark’s resistance to helping Britain contain Napoleon’s activities enabled Britain to reshape European politics by shelling Copenhagen and, following Napoleon’s 1815 exile to St Helena, by presuming to undertake the partially punitive transference of Norway from Danish to Swedish control. For their part, early modern Danish and Swedish political concerns largely concentrated not on Britain but on the German-speaking territories and on the formation of local political states. Indeed, if the creation

in Northern memories and the English Middle Ages
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Tim William Machan

history of Iceland, though possessing little importance in its relation to the political events of other nations, is nevertheless curious and interesting in many of its features.’ Despite the severities of the climate, the seclusion of the people, and the island’s literal marginalisation in European politics, the community there ‘has preserved, through the progress of nearly a thousand years, an enlightened system of internal policy, an exalted character in all religious and social duties, liberal methods of education, and the culture of even the more refined branches

in Northern memories and the English Middle Ages