The real king Arthur.
St. Patrick and Irish Christianity; Augustine arrives in England 597; the seat of Canterbury.
Alfred the Great of Wessex
Alfred and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle [the heptarchy]
Shires ruled by earls; hundreds ruled by thegns. The Shire-reeve
Anglo Saxon courts: doomsmen and trial by compurgation, wager of battle, and trial by ordeal.
The council of the kings or Witan
Ethelred "The Unready" pays off the Danes with Danegeld, but is forced to flee England in 1013 for Normandy. Edmund, his son, succeeds, but is replaced by Canute in 1016. Canute marries Emma, Ethelred's widow. Ethelred's son Edward the Confessor comes next to the throne.
Death of Edward in 1066; struggle between William, Duke of Normandy, and Harold Godwine.
The Battle of Hastings
The Salisbury Oaths sworn to William
Witan turned into the Great Council
William's son Henry I and itinerant judges
Shield Money and the Exchequer
Henry's daughter Mathilda and the Plantagenet dynasty
Henry and Eleanor of Aquitaine; Henry's acquisitions in France
Henry and the Common Law
The two types of jury
Henry II and Thomas à Becket
King John's fight with Philip Augustus
John, Pope Innocent III, and Stephen Langton
Magna Carta in 1215
Henry III and Simon de Montfort
Edward I and the Model Parliament; knights and burgesses; The House of Lords and the House of Commons
Origins of feudalism: [Diocletian], Vikings
vassals, fief, feudal [subinfeudation and concept of liege lord]
obligations of lords and vassals
aid (military and ransom), counsel, monetary aid (upkeep of lord in progress, relief, gift upon marriage of lord's eldest daughter or knighting of his eldest son), fealty
pages and squires
homage and knighting