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The Origins of Cheshire By Nick Higham

The Origins of Cheshire
by Nick Higham

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A history of Cheshire's origins from the early territorial organization of the region. Higham explores the evolution of tribes and territories from late prehistoric and Roman times through the early Middle Ages. A core theme is the early development of the parish system and minister churches.
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The Origins of Cheshire by Nick Higham

With its strategic location on the fertile plain between the Pennines and the Welsh border, Cheshire became one of Anglo-Saxon England's most important shires after its creation in the 10th century. This book, which includes 60 line drawings and aerial photographs, tells the exciting story of the birth of the shire, from the Iron tribe of the Cornovii to the powerful Earldom of Chester in the 12th century. N.J. Higham shows how the origins of Cheshire can be traced back to the early territorial organization of the region. He explores the evolution of tribes and territories from late prehistoric and Roman times through the early Middle Ages. Core themes are the remarkably early development of the parish system and minister churches, the "shiring" of Cheshire in the 10th century, and the evolution of the county under the Normans after 1066. Based very largely on new research, this is an attempt to tackle the historical problems surrounding the early history of Cheshire. It should provide a contribution to our understanding of the continuity between British tribal society and Anglo-Saxon England.

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Table of Contents


Introduction. Part 1 Structure and Prehistory: landform and landscape; the impact of man. Part 2 Colonialism and community - the Romans in the northwest Midlands: tribes and territories; Chester and the organisation of Roman Cheshire; the hinterland of Chester; communications, settlement and land-use. Part 3 The aftermath of Empire: late Roman Cheshire; tribal society after Rome; the "Wrocen seate", Powys and Anglo-Saxon England. Part 4 Politics and the Shire: the mercian takeover; mercian Cheshire; Cheshire and the vikings; the shiring of Cheshire; an English shire. Part 5 The territorial organisation of Cheshire: western and southern Cheshire - Chester and western Cheshire, southern Cheshire; central and eastern Cheshire - rushton hundred, ruloe hundred, tunendune hundred, eastern Cheshire, bucklow hundred, middlewich hundred, hamestan hundred; territorial organisation - some tentative conclusions. Part 6 Saxon Cheshire and the Normans: late saxon Cheshire; Earl Edwin's Cheshire; settlement and land-use; focus and continuity.

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GOR003660039
The Origins of Cheshire by Nick Higham
Nick Higham
Origins of the Shire
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Manchester University Press
1993-12-09
288
0719031605
9780719031601
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