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By Susan Dwyer Amussen

Amussen's vibrant account of relatives and village lifestyles in England from the reign of Elizabeth I to the accession of the Hanoverian monarchies describes the family economic system of the wealthy and the terrible; the strategies of courtship, marriage, and marital breakdown; and the constitution of strength in the kinfolk and in rural groups

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74 We are not told the size of Godwine’s fleet but Harold brought nine ships from Ireland. 75 ASC ‘E’, 1052. S. H. , Medieval Outlaws: Ten Tales in Modern English, Stroud 1998, 3–4. Swein predeceased his father, see note 69 above. Siward’s elder son Osbearn was killed in 1054 and the younger, Waltheof, cannot have been above thirteen, for he was the child of Siward’s second wife Ælfgifu, whom he married in 1041 (ASC, 1041; Symeon, HR, 1072). The ‘E’ text, which is noticeably pro-Godwine, was probably being compiled at St Augustine’s, Canterbury, at this date.

74 We are not told the size of Godwine’s fleet but Harold brought nine ships from Ireland. 75 ASC ‘E’, 1052. S. H. , Medieval Outlaws: Ten Tales in Modern English, Stroud 1998, 3–4. Swein predeceased his father, see note 69 above. Siward’s elder son Osbearn was killed in 1054 and the younger, Waltheof, cannot have been above thirteen, for he was the child of Siward’s second wife Ælfgifu, whom he married in 1041 (ASC, 1041; Symeon, HR, 1072). The ‘E’ text, which is noticeably pro-Godwine, was probably being compiled at St Augustine’s, Canterbury, at this date.

In this context, Charles the Simple’s grant to Rollo 4 5 6 7 Dudo, ed. Christiansen, 49. On the meaning of ‘allod and property’ (in alodo et in fundo), see S. Reynolds, Fiefs and Vassals: the Medieval Evidence Reinterpreted, Oxford 1994, 136–140. Dudo, ed. Christiansen, 49. -F. Lemarignier, Recherches sur l’hommage en marche et les frontières féodales, Lille 1945, 74–85. D. Douglas, ‘Rollo of Normandy’, EHR lvii, 1942, 427–429. D. Bates, ‘West Francia: the Northern Principalities’, in The New Cambridge Medieval History, iii, ed.

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