By David McDowall
This is an illustrated background of england from prehistoric instances to the current day. The publication analyzes the most important political and army occasions in British heritage, and the place applicable, seems to be at those inside a much wider, overseas context. It additionally describes daily life for women and men from diverse degrees of society in several a while: the type of paintings they did, kinfolk existence, and so on. Emphasis can be put on cultural, highbrow, clinical and financial advancements. significant advancements inside of Scotland, eire and Wales and the kin among those international locations and England also are discussed.Иллюстрированная история Великобритании с доисторических времен до настоящего момента. Книга анализирует главные политические и военные события в британской истории, смотрит на них в пределах более широкого, международного контекста. Описывает повседневную жизнь мужчин и женщин в различных уровнях общества и различных поколениях: вид работы, которую они сделали, семейная жизнь, и т.д. Акцент, также помещен на культурное, интеллектуальное, научное и экономическое развитие. Также даны важнейшие события в пределах Шотландии, Ирландии и Уэльса и отношения между этими странами и Англией.--
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But much of this newly cleared land quickl y became exha usted, because the soil was too poo r, being e ithe r too heavy or too light and sandy. As a result , the effort to farm more land co uld not match th e inc rease in popu lat ion , and this led to a decline in individu al family land holdin gs. It also led to an increase in th e number of landless labourers, to greate r povert y and hunger. A s lan d became overused, so bad harvests became more frequent. A nd in the years of bad harvest people starved to de ath .
Th e amount of wax used for seals on official pape rs gives an idea of th e rapid growth of the royal administration . 5 kg were used each week. Forty years later, in 1260, thi s had risen to 14 kg weekly. A nd government administration has been growing ever since. Law and justice The king, of course , was respon sible for law and justice. But kings usually had to leave the administration of this important matter to someo ne who lived close to the place where a crim e was committ ed. In Saxon tim es every distr ict had had its own laws and customs, and justice had often been a family matter.
Vassals we re gradually beg inn ing to change into tenants . Feudalism. the use of land in return for service. was beginn ing to weaken . But it too k anot he r three hundred years before it disappeared comp letely. 5 The power of the kings of England C hurch and state' The beginnings of Parliament· Dealing with the C elts Church and state John 's reign also marked th e end of the long struggle between C hurch and sta te in Englan d. This had begun in 1066 when th e pope claimed that Wi lliam had promised to acce pt him as his feudal lord.
An Illustrated History of Britain by David McDowall