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Wednesday, 12 January 2005, 12:00AM
Barnard's Inn Hall

In the beginning: the Roman, the Viking and the Norman Conquests

Professor Kathleen Burk

As an island people, the inhabitants of Britain were repeatedly subject to invasions from the Continent, at least until they had a powerful navy of their own. Although most historians consider that the Glorious Revolution of 1688 was also a successful invasion, this time by the Dutch, the earlier three ensured a profound transformation in the political and social organisations of the conquered territory.

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Kathleen Burk is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at University College London, columnist and radio panellist. She is the author of several distinguished scholarly books on the US and its interventions in the rest of the world, and a definitive biography of A J P Taylor. Kathleen’s most recent book, a history of England and America from 1600 to the present, which covers political, social, and economic history, Old World, New World was published by Little Brown. Professor Burk's main interests lie in Anglo-American relations, something she focussed on during her time as Gresham Professor of Rhetoric.

All of Professor Burk's past lectures can be accessed here.

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12 January 2005

In the beginning: the Roman, the Viking and the Norman Conquests
Professor Kathleen Burk

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