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  • Military Service C Warren Hollister
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    October 14th of the year 1066 two armies faced each other near the town of Hastings. 10,000 Norman troops under the command of William of Normandy faced 8,000 Anglo-Saxon soldiers led by Harold the current king of England. Geoffrey Parker, Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare (Cambridge: 1995), pp. 82-3. Harold's 8,000 men consisted of Housecarls, the local Fyrd, and local village volunteers. David Howarth, 1066: The Year of the Conquest (New York: 1977), pp. 170-1 The two armies clashed on ...
  • Saxons And Jews
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    Prejudice, a very powerful word, can be best defined as preconceived judgment or opinion. Many times prejudice targets various religious affiliations, such as people of the Jewish faith. In Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe, the many prejudices show strong abomination and hatred towards the Jews. After the Battle of Hastings and the Norman's conquest of England, much hostility lingers in the air. Three basic groups still exist: the Normans, Saxons, and Jews. The Normans and Saxons do not accept each ot...
  • Saxons And Normans
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    The Conflict of Race in Ivanhoe Sir Walter Scott in his novel Ivanhoe uses race as his central conflict. The races are those of the conquered Saxons and their ruling lords, the Normans. Scott introduces the conflict by focusing on a dialogue between two men of the lowest class, Saxon thralls. Next he presents the other side of the conflict through two arrogant Norman churchman, a group who's status should make them neutral in their prejudices. Scott then misses the Saxons and Normans of all rank...
  • Norman French O Anglo Saxons
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    Indo-European Influences o First language spoken in Britain was Celtic. o Celts came from Central Asia. o Celtic had little effect on English o Celts were driven to the North and West of Britain. o Celtic still spoken in Scotland & Wales. o Celtic words- bog, galore. o Celtic place name- Avon river o 55 AD Roman invasion (Julius Caesar) o Romans brought Latin. o Roman occupation lasted 400 years. o During Roman occupation Celtic & Latin was spoken. o Latin word- c astra meaning camp. Used in tow...
  • Anglo Saxon And Anglo Norman Governments
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    Nicholas Richards In assessing the Norman Conquest of 1066 which would you stress: continuity or cataclysmic change? When assessing the Anglo-Norman and Anglo-Saxon systems of government it is generally agreed by historians that the Norman's took a good Anglo-Saxon system of government and managed it more efficiently. I would question this assumption and instead say that they managed it differently to the Anglo-Saxons, rather than stressing any major value difference between them. This essay wil...

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