Half Title Page.
Evaluating and Interpreting Primary Documents.
Chronology of British History, 500–1500.
Domestic Life and the Medieval Household.
1: Anglo-Saxon Wills.
2: Account Rolls and Domestic Activity.
3: Information on Domestic Life from Coroners’ Rolls.
4: Household Goods Described in Later Medieval Wills.
5: Medieval Cookery.
6: Medieval Medical Care.
7: Welsh Hospitality (Twelfth Century).
Education and Professional Training.
8: The Education of an Anglo-Saxon Prince: Asser, Life of Alfred (Ca. 890).
9: The Education of a Scottish Monk: The Life of St. Kentigern (Fl. Late Sixth Century).
10: The Education of a Knight: William Marshal (Ca. 1144–1219).
11: Learning to Manage Estates and Manors: The “Rules of Saint Robert”.
12: Educating the Gentry and the Urban Elites.
13: An Anglo-Saxon Marriage Contract.
14: Early Accounting Methods in the Twelfth Century: The Pipe Rolls.
15: Finances and the Jews of England.
16: Doing Business and Regulating Trade in the City of London.
Religious Life and Religious Conflict.
17: Tithing in Early Medieval Ireland (Ca. 750).
18: Monastic Grant of King Cnut (Before 1035).
19: Lay Patronage: Founding Monastic Houses (1204).
20: Conflict in Medieval Ireland: The Cistercians in the Thirteenth Century.
21: Christians and Jews in Medieval England: Growing Conflict.
22: Christian Orthodoxy, Christian Heresy: Responses to “Lollardy” in the Fifteenth Century.
Politics, Law, and Administration.
23: Adjudication of Disputes and Other Aspects of Anglo-Saxon Law (Eleventh Century).
24: Two Royal Images: King William Ii “Rufus” of England and King Malcolm Iii “Canmore” of Scotland.
25: Charters of Liberties Before Magna Carta: King John and the Jews (1201).
26: Reforming the Kingdom in the Thirteenth Century: the Parliament of Oxford (1258).
27: Anglo-Irish Relations in the Fourteenth Century: The Remonstrance of the Irish Chiefs Against English Rule to Pope John XXII (1317).
28: Anglo-Irish Diplomacy in Aid of Irish Tenants (1319).
29: Anglo-Scottish Relations in the Fourteenth Century: The Declaration of Arbroath (1320).
30: King Robert Bruce and Diplomacy in Scotland (1321).
Warfare, Conquest, and Diplomacy.
31: King Alfred, War, and Diplomacy (Ninth Century).
32: King Athelstan and the Battle of Brunanburh (937).
33: Two Views of the Battle of Hastings (1066).
34: The Competing Reigns of King Stephen and Empress Matilda and the Siege of Newbury (1153).
35: Conflict and Consolidation in Scotland (Twelfth Century).
36: King Edward of England and Prince Llywelyn Ap Gruffudd of North Wales (1275–1278).
37: Edward I in Scotland, Prisoners of War, and the Countess of Buchan (1306).
Crime, Disorder, and Deviance.
38: Crime and Violence in Early and Later Medieval Scotland (Eighth and Thirteenth Centuries).
39: The Development of English Courts of Law in the Thirteenth Century: Courts in Eyre and Local Complaints (1256).
40: Conflicts Between and Among Welsh and English After the Edwardian Conquest: The Welsh Assize Roll, 1277–1284.
41: Examples of Crimes Prosecuted in Local Courts: Gaol Delivery Rolls (Fourteenth Century).
42: Death and Misadventure: Examples from the Coroners’ Rolls (Fourteenth Century).
43: Chronicles of the Great Rising of 1381.
Popular Culture and Literature.
44: The Irish Claim Earliest Christian Adherence: The Death of Conchobhar (Early Ninth Century).
45: Nationalism and Ancient Tales of Heroism in Ireland.
46: Strange Tales About the Welsh (Twelfth Century).
47: Attitudes in Popular Culture About the Sexes and Marriage (Fourteenth Century).
48: Welsh Entertainers, Welsh and English Audiences (Fourteenth to Fifteenth Centuries).
49: Theatrical Drama for a Christian Audience: The Play of Noah (Fifteenth Century).
50: Pessimism in an Age of Anxiety: The Wars of the Roses.
Appendix 1: Biographical Sketches of Important Individuals Mentioned in the Text.
Appendix 2: Glossary of Terms Mentioned in the Text.
About the Editor.