Norman Longmate's How We Lived Then: A History of Everyday Life During the PDF

By Norman Longmate

Compiled by way of the historic adviser to the television sequence "The Nineteen Forties House," this is often an engagingly written social chronicle of wartime civilian lifestyles in England from September 1939 to August 1945—from the grandeurs of the Blitz to the miseries of dried egg powder—with various person tales.

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Whether this reflects an early aspiration on the new king’s part to unify greater Wessex and all Mercia into a single realm, or rather an ‘improvement’ of the form found in the earlier version of the text, normalizing his royal style to the one used consistently from 927, onwards, is less clear. 802–939’, PhD thesis, University of Sheffield, 2007, 339. 66 For the charters of ‘Æthelstan A’ see ch. 3. Apparently authentic ‘Æthelstan A’ charters that describe the king as rex Anglorum are: S 399–400, 403, 405, 407, 412–13, 416, 418a, 418–19, 422–3.

31 Dealings with his neighbours, especially in Britain with the kingdom of Northumbria and with Frankia across the Channel, preoccupied Æthelstan at the start of his reign, as did the necessity to make suitable provision for the future of the remarkably large number of sisters and half-sisters with whom his father had thought fit to provide him. Just five months after his coronation, in January 926, Æthelstan arranged for his only known full sister to marry Sihtric, the Danish king in York. They met to contract the marriage at the Mercian capital of Tamworth, deep in Æthelstan’s realm, not on a border, where treaties were more conventionally negotiated.

390–1; ch. 6. 53 Flodoard 18A (936); see further below, ch. 6. 54 The Old English Version of the Heptateuch: Ælfric’s Treatise on the Old and New Testament and his Preface to Genesis, ed. S. J. Crawford (London, 1922), 416–17. 50 51 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40 1 2 3 4 45x 46x 24 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40 1 2 3 4 45 46x Æ T H E L S TA N any other capacity than as victor, just as their immediate bodyguard would expect to die with their lord rather than face the ignominy of a lifetime as beaten survivors.

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