EUH 2000 - 12. England OL - 12. England The Kingdoms of...

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12. England The Kingdoms of England o Wessex – south west of country, had natural borders o Essex o Kent o Mercia o Northumbria o East Anglia o Sussex Alfred The Great (871-899) - expanded o Location – wessex -> conquers and controls most of England Edward the Elder (899-924) Aethelstan (924-939) – expand to what England is like today o Chancery - o Writs will of the prince o Sheriff – gives out the message, makes sure the laws are followed o Aethelred Unraed (978-1013,1014-1016) – the ill-prepared, o Canute (1016-1035) - king of the Danes, pretty vicious, eventually becomes nicer It does not matter who is in charge, the system runs itself, as long as the king does not ask of too much Edward the Confessor (1042-1066) – son of Unraed, born in exile, only king that was only made a saint, least efficient king o The Problems he Leaves Harold Godwinson - William the Bastard – companions Harold Hardrada – Canute’s son Battle of Stamford Bridge (1066) – Hardrada dies
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