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Number 19 in the Very Short Introductions series, Medieval Britain is the fith in the Very Short Introductions: British History series.

First published as part of the best-selling Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, John Gillingham and Ralph Griffiths Very Short Introduction to Medieval Britain covers the establishment of the Anglo-Norman monarchy in the early Middle Ages, through to England's failure to dominate the British Isles and France in the later Middle Ages. Out of the turbulence came stronger senses of identity in Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. Yet this was an age, too, of growing definition of Englishness and of a distinctive English cultural tradition.

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