East Anglia's History: Studies in Honour (Honor) of Norman by Christopher Harper-Bill, Carole Rawcliffe, Richard G. Wilson

By Christopher Harper-Bill, Carole Rawcliffe, Richard G. Wilson

East Anglia's political and fiscal significance within the heart a long time is apparent for all to determine, stemming at the beginning from its the most important place at the jap beaches of the North Sea and its participation within the successive styles of invasion and payment of britain. Archaeological facts abounds: burial mounds, castles, nice church buildings deriving from the wealth created by means of sheep, yeoman farmhouses, and industry cities of eighteenth-century splendor. in the back of those obvious manifestations of the march of centuries lie specific histories, and those seventeen experiences from the region's most sensible students exhibit a few of these jigsaw puzzles of time, starting from the Domesday herring in terms of monasteries, memorials, wills, Gainsborough and backyard heritage to the starting to be ardour for normal background and technological know-how within the mid 19th century. They make a major contribution to an knowing of the zone, and whilst honour Norman Scarfe, whose personal reviews have performed a striking half within the interpretation of East Anglia's heritage. members JOHN BLATCHLY, JAMES CAMPBELL, CHRISTOPHER HARPER-BILL, CAROLE RAWCLIFFE, DAVID DYMOND, PETER NORTHEAST, COLIN RICHMOND, JUDITH MIDDLETON-STEWART, DIARMAID MacCULLOCH, HASSELL SMITH, TOM WILLIAMSON, EDWARD MARTIN, JONATHAN THEOBALD, RICHARD WILSON, HUGH BELSEY, STEVEN PLUNKETT, GEOFFREY MARTIN, MICHAEL HOWARD.

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Not stated 6 1 freeman 16. Willingham (b) 2 not stated 18d. + 100 h. 30d. + 3,000 h. 6d. + 1,000 h. 2 2 7½s. + 100 h. 1 Wangford Hundred 17. 6d. + 1,000 h. 15 freemen 2 villeins 5½ freemen 1 bordar Blything Hundred 18. Stoven 60 + ½ m. 7½s. + 100 h. 1 This paper is an attempt, on an infinitely smaller scale, at a reconstruction of the religious climate of the region in the century and a half after the Norman Conquest. The task is hampered by the complete lack of various categories of evidence which provide valuable information on the period prior to the Reformation.

Ibid. iii, 14, and Stenton, First Century, 81–3. CRR v, 182, 244–5. A. Brundage, Law, Sex and Christian Society in Medieval Europe, Chicago 1987, chs 5–8. 30 In the meantime he had stayed a night with a neighbour, slept with his daughter and been caught out by the father, who had forced him to marry her. With which woman, he rather pathetically asked the pope, should he stay? The pope instructed the bishop that if he found that the man had had intercourse with the first woman after his promise to her, he should remain with her; otherwise, he was indeed married to the girl, with whom he should stay, unless he had wed her through fear of such coercion as would break a constant man.

Nowhere else in England were two such important places so close together, and joined by so easy a water link. 86 The area with which this paper is concerned had among its major advantages the herring trade, the great grazing marshes and a close network of river communication unparalleled elsewhere in England. This was the Holland of England. East Anglia as a whole was an area of economic development in the eleventh century. 87 In such growth the area and factors discussed above would have played a major part.

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