Hollister chapter 3

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HIST 1191
Janelle Greenberg

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HIST 1191 notes – Hollister chapter 3 – page 1 3: Late Anglo-Saxon England Edward the Elder succeeded Alfred 899 ­ king of West Saxons and Mercian by 918 Edward's son Athelstan repelled Vikings at Brunanburgh, brought virtually all of England  under West Saxon control End of 10th century ­ England ruled by one dynasty but not united ­ deep regional divides  remained West Saxon rulers were sensitive to this, had Mercian descendants rule former  Mercia, etc. Monasteries hit hardest by Viking raids, reformed by King Edgar 2 schools of thought re: monastic reform 1. Rhineland ­ lay lords and kings played important function 2. Cluny ­ eliminate lay control over monasteries completely Key reformers: St. Dunstan (960 archbishop of Canterbury), St. Aethelwold (bishop of  Winchester), St. Oswald (972 archbishop of York) Tradition of abbots becoming bishops continued in England until Reformation West Saxon monarchy invested in reform to create a network of loyal monasteries, most  notably across Mercia and East Anglia Edgar's authority predicated on concept of divine rule ­ deliberate confusion between  Christ and earthly English king New divisions in geographical breakup ­ "shires"/counties ­ especially in Danelaw Aldermen ­ local officials ­ stationed mostly in larger areas for municipal ruling ­ one in  Mercia, East Anglia, Northumbria ­ notable that despite more general rule of ancient  kingdoms, unity was not threatened Contrast with contemporary France, Germany By 10th century, hide was a standardized unit used for taxation etc.  Greatest Anglo­Saxon achievement not winning wars but maintaining relative peace Private enforcement of the law (feud) discouraged but inevitable Anglo­Saxon England ­ tradition of royally­s
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