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Anglo-Norman

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Designating the French language as spoken and written in the British Isles from the Norman Conquest until the 14th cent. It was a western type of French which, transplanted to Britain,...

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Anglo-Saxon

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

A person or language of the English Saxons, distinct from the Old Saxons and the Angles, a group of Germanic peoples who invaded and settled in Britain between the 5th and 7th centuries.

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annals and chronicles: England (5)—Peterborough Chronicle

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The title given to the final of four distinct versions of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, describing the post-*Norman Conquest history of England from 1070–1154. The latter part of this text...

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aristocracy

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A vague term, derived from the Greek aristokratia, meaning the rule of the best. It is broader than peerage or even nobility. In common parlance it was usually taken to mean the upper...

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art and architecture: Anglo-Norman

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When the Normans conquered England in 1066, there was an extraordinary and thriving artistic tradition already in place, particularly in regard to manuscript illumination. While the...

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art and architecture: Insular

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The term ‘Insular’ refers to the cultures of the British Isles from the mid 6th through the late 9th centuries, sometimes called ‘Northumbro-Irish’ to suggest the two main zones of ...

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art and architecture: Norman

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1. Historical context2. Architecture in France3. Architecture in England4. Normans in Sicily and southern Italy5. MS illumination

1. Historical context

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art, Anglo-Saxon

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The art of England from the early MA through the mid 11th century, though in the field of manuscript illumination, it is generally restricted to the late 9th through the ...

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Arundel castle

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In Sussex was started by Roger, earl of Shrewsbury, soon after the Norman Conquest. It was later in the possession of the Aubigny family until 1243, passed by marriage to the Fitz Alans...

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Baldwin family

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Counts of Flanders. Baldwin I (r. c.863– 79) held the pagus Flandrensis (the Bruges district) and domains near Ghent from Charles II ‘the Bald’, after Baldwin’s elopement with Charles’s...

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