Subject Area: English History

Anglo-Saxon Propaganda in the Bayeux Tapestry
 Clermont-Ferrand, Meredith
2004 0-7734-6385-2 208 pages
This study details the secret, subversive and sustaining Anglo-Saxon messages encoded in a work of art that purportedly celebrates the Norman French conquest of England. This is a pioneering perspective that no other scholar has brought to the Tapestry.

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Diary of George Bubb Dodington, Baron of Melcombe Regis ( 1691 - 1762 )
 Rogal, Samuel J.
2016 1-4955-0480-8 425 pages
This work presents a sharply focused view into aspects of the eighteenth-century English political scene rarely studied. Two clear perspectives of Dodington emerge. First there is the relentless political job-seeker offering his services in exchange for building his own political base. Second, there is the experienced and knowledgeable politician who is capable of dispensing practical and useful advice on matters foreign and domestic.


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Elizabeth I’s Use of Virginity to Enhance Her Sovereignty: Managing the Image of a Sixteenth-Century Queen
 Kendrick, Susan
2009 0-7734-4705-9 212 pages
This work demonstrates that earlier Christian perceptions of virginity, once dominant in Catholic England, although suppressed by Protestantism, maintained enough influence to transform an unmated queen with no successor into a divine virgin goddess

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Shakespeare's Church and It's Churchmen
 Rogal, Samuel J.
2019 1-4955-0784-X 264 pages
This volume considers the English church during Shakespeare's lifetime. It covers the major figures of the period and the effect on Shakespeare's work. Includes Five black and white photos.

Price: $199.95


The Formation of Culture in Medieval Britain: Celtic, Latin and Norman Influences on English Music, Literature, History and Art Essays in Memory of Constance Bullock-Davies:
 LeSaux, Françoise H.M
1995 0-7734-9119-8 208 pages
Papers cover the phenomenon of trans-cultural contact in the areas of Medieval English, French, Latin and Welsh literature and historiography, as well as musicology and material culture. Essays include: Constance Bullock-Davies, 1900-1989 (Rachel Bromwich) Malory as Translator (Barbara Belyea) Oez veraie estoire: History as Mediation in Jordan Fantosme's Chronicle (Jean Blacker) Fifeenth-Century History in Malory's Morte Darthur (P. J. C. Field) Languages at the Norman Court of England (Nancy Helen Goldsmith-Rose) Old Llywarch's Jawbone: Mediating Old and New Translation in Middle Welsh Studies (Sarah L. Higley) From Ami to Amys: Translation and Adaptation in the Middle English Amis and Amylion (Françoise H. M. LeSaux) Gerald of Wales and Welsh Tradition (Brynley F. Roberts) The Bayeux Tapestry: Epic Narrative, not Stichic but Stitched (Michael Swanton) The Politics of Romance: Some Observations on the Political Content of the Roman d'Yder (Neil Thomas) The 'Newness' of the lai breton (Lawrence Wright) Constance Bullock-Davies: Chief Publications

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The Literary Career of a Middle Class English Woman: Mary Anne Galton Shimmelpenninck (1778-1856)
 Rogal, Samuel J.
2022 1-4955-0984-2 296 pages
From the author's Prefatory Note (pgs.1-2):

"The subject of this biography concerns a woman of centuries past, and while the pages of the chapters that folow turn and the thoughts and actions of the subject unfold, the reader will be asked to judge the overall value of the labors of this biographer. This writer had never come across the name of Mary Anne Galton Schimmelpenninck until, while at work on another project, she abruptly appeared for two or three sentences, then as quickly faded from further sight. Nothing beyond pure curiosity and a wish to share this exercise in self-education with others motivated and then produced this volume."

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Word-Order of Aelfric
 Davis, Graeme
1997 0-7734-8649-6 312 pages
One of the most interesting issues in Old English syntax is word-order or element-order. This volume provides a descriptive study of word-order (or element-order) within specified clause types in a corpus drawn from Ælfric's Catholic Homilies and Supplementary Homilies. A sample of 11,543 clauses has been analyzed, divided into fourteen clause categories. A survey of the element-order within each category is presented, with copious examples and full statistics. Attention is paid both to the order of single elements in relation to the verb phrase, and to patterns of element-order within clauses. An extensive description of the position of the adverbial element is included. The rhythmic and non-rhythmic prose of Ælfric is contrasted, showing that although there is a broad similarity between the two styles, significant differences do nonetheless exist. The results show both that there are marked tendencies within element-order which approach the status of rules, and also that there is a substantial measure of stylistic freedom.

Price: $219.95