The Oxford Companion to British History

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These references are to headwords. General entries are followed by more specific ones. 'See also' refers to further references within this index. Not all headwords are included and others may be included in two or more lists.

abbeys and churches abbeys, chantries, chapters and chapter houses, parish churches, parishes origin of; Arbroath, Bath, Battle, Beverley, Bradford on Avon, Breedon on the Hill, Bristol St Mary Redcliffe, Brixworth, Cambridge Great St Mary, Cambuskenneth, Deerhurst, Dunfermline, Earl's Barton, Edinburgh St Giles, Fairford, Fountains, Hexham, Iona, Jarrow, King's College Chapel Cambridge, Lambeth Palace, Long Melford, Malmesbury, Melrose, Monkwearmouth, Oxford St Mary, Pershore, Repton, Rievaulx, Selby, Sherborne, Tewkesbury, Tintern, Westminster abbey See also CATHEDRALS AND SEES

Africa Abyssinian war, Africa partition, Algiers bombardment, Ashanti wars, Banda, Boer wars, Botswana, British Somaliland, Cameroon, Cape of Good Hope, decolonization, Egypt, Fashoda. crisis, Gambia, Ghana, Griqualand East and West, Jameson raid, Kenya, Kenyatta, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mugabe, Namibia, Natal, Nigeria, Nkomo, Nkrumah, Orange Free State, Rhodesia, Royal Africa Company, St Helena, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Transvaal, Uganda, Vereeniging treaty, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe See also EXPLORATION

agriculture agricultural revolution, agriculture; Bedford level, copyhold, Crofters Act, demesne, Diggers, famine, farming and estate management, fens drainage of, field systems, game laws, harvests, heriot, Land Acts, land tenure, manorial system, market gardening, peasants, poaching, serfdom, tenant rights, Ulster custom, yeomen; Bakewell, Coke, Townshend, Tull, Young

Americas America -- thirteen colonies; Alabama case, American War of independence, Antigua, anti-slavery, Ashburton treaty, asiento, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Boston massacre, Boston tea party, Canada, Cape Breton, Declaration of Independence, Declaratory Act, Dominica, Durham report, Grenada, Guyana, Hudson's Bay Company, Intolerable Acts, Jamaica, Latin America relations with, Leeward Islands, Mayflower, Montserrat, New Brunswick, New England, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Oregon treaty, Pilgrim Fathers, Prince Edward Island, Quebec Act, Red River Rebellion, St Christopher and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Stamp Act, Trent case, Trinidad and Tobago, United Empire Loyalists, USA relations with, Virgin Islands, War of 1812, Washington, Washington treaty, West Indies, Windward Islands See also BATTLES, WARS

Angevins Angevin empire; Anjou, Aquitaine, Channel Islands, Gascony, Plantagenets; Henry II, Henry III, Henry the Young King, John, Richard I; Arthur of Brittany, Berengaria, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Eleanor of Provence, Geoffrey of Brittany, Isabella of Angoulême, Isabella of Gloucester See also PLANTAGENETS

Anglo-Saxons Anglo-Saxon art and architecture, Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Anglo-Saxons, Beowulf, Bewcastle Cross, Bradford on Avon, Breedon on the Hill, bretwalda, Brixworth, ceorls, 'Dark Ages', Deerhurst, ealdormen, Earl's Barton, East Anglia, Elmet, England kingdom of, English language, Essex, heptarchy, Hertford synod, housecarls, Hwicce, Jutes, Kent, Lindsey, Magonsæte, Middle Angles, Ruthwell Cross, Surrey, Sussex, Sutton Hoo, thegns, wergeld, witan; Brunanburh, Carham, Fulford, Penselwood, Pevensey, Sherston; Ælfheah, Ælle (d. c. 514), Ælle (d. 867), Æthelbald, Æthelbert, Æthelfleda, Æthelfryth, Æthelheard, Æthelnoth, Æthelred (d. c. 716), Æthelred (d. 796), Æthelred (d. 871), Æthelred (d. 911), Æthelred (d. 1016), Æthelthryth, Æthelwold, Æthelwulf, Aidan, Alcuin, Aldhelm, Alfred of Wessex, Alfred the Atheling, Asser, Athelstan, Augustine, Bede, Bertha, Cædmon, Cædwalla, Cenwahl, Cenwulf, Ceolnoth, Ceolwulf, Cerdic, Chad, Cuthbert, Cuthred, Cynegils, Cynewulf, Dunstan, Eadgyth, Eadwig, Ealdgyth, Ealdred, Eardwulf, Ecgfrith, Edgar, Edgar the Atheling, Edmund the Martyr, Edmund I, Edmund Ironside, Edred, Edward the Confessor, Edward the Elder, Edward the Martyr, Edward the Atheling, Edwin, Egbert, Emma, Felix, Godwine, Guthlac, Harold II, Hengist and Horsa, Hilda, Ida, Ine, Ithamar, Justus, Laurentius, Leofric, Mellitus, Morcar, Oda, Offa, Oswald St, Oswin, Oswui, Peada, Penda, Raedwald, Sigeberht, Theodore, Tostig, Vortigern, Wiglaf, Wihtred, Wilfrid, Willibrord, Wulfhere, Wulfred See also BATTLES (pre-1066), MERCIA, NORTHUMBRIA, VIKINGS, WESSEX

archbishops archbishops; Abbot, Ælfheah, Æthelnoth, Anselm, Arundel, Augustine, Baldwin, Bancroft, Beaton, Becket, Benson, Boniface, Bourchier, Bradwardine, Burnell, Carey, Ceolnoth, Chichele, Coggan, Courtenay, Cranmer, Davidson, Deusdedit, Dunstan, Fisher, Geoffrey, Giffard, Grindal, Hamilton, Islip, Juxon, Kemp, Kilwardby, Lanfranc, Lang, Langham, Langton, Laud, Laurentius, Mellitus, Morton, Oda, Odo, Oswald, O'Toole, Parker, Peckham, Pole, Ramsey, Rich, Robert of Jumièges, Rotherham, Runcie, Sancroft, Scrope, Sharp, Sheldon, Spottiswood, Stafford, Stigand, Stratford, Sudbury, Tait, Temple W., Tenison, Theobald, Theodore, Thurstan, Tillotson, Ussher, Wake, Walter, Walter of Coutances, Warham, Whitgift, Williams, Willibrord, Winchelsey, Wolsey, Wulfred

architecture architecture, castles, cathedrals, country houses, manor houses, parish churches; Anglo-Saxon art and architecture, baroque, Gothic, Gothic Revival, neo-classical architecture, Norman architecture, Palladianism, Perpendicular architecture; Crystal Palace; Adam, Barry, Burlington, Butterfield, Chambers, Cubitt, Gandon, Gibbs, Hamilton, Hawksmoor, Jones, Lutyens, Nash, Pevsner, Playfair, Pugin, Scott, Soane, Spence, Vanbrugh, Wren, Yevele

aristocracy aristocracy, country houses, gentry, manor houses; banneret, baron, baronet, court, duke, earl, Garter, heraldry, honours system, housecarls, knights, Lords House of, manorial courts, marquis, Merit Order of, peerage, representative peers, squires, thegns, viscounts, Wensleydale peerage case

armed forcesArmy: armour, Arms assize of, army, array commissions of, Cardwell, castles, cavaliers, chivalry, Coldstream Guards, constable, crusades, Curragh mutiny, Defence Ministry,


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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Ppreace vii
  • Contributors ix
  • Acknowledgements xi
  • Note to the Reader xii
  • A 1
  • B 71
  • C 149
  • D 273
  • E 318
  • F 363
  • G 399
  • H 445
  • I 503
  • J 523
  • K 541
  • L 553
  • M 602
  • N 666
  • O 701
  • P 717
  • Q 782
  • R 785
  • S 831
  • T 907
  • U 941
  • V 951
  • W 960
  • Y 1008
  • Z 1015
  • Subject Index 1034


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