The Reign of King Stephen

1135-1154

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Author: David Crouch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317892968

Category: History

Page: 398

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At last: an authoritative, up to date account of the troubled reign of King Stephen, by a leading scholar of the Anglo-Norman world. David Crouch covers every aspect of the period - the king and the empress, the aristocracy, the Church, government and the nation at large. He also looks at the wider dimensions of the story, in Scotland, Wales, Normandy and elsewhere. The result (weaving its discussions around a vigorous narrative core) is a a work of major scholarship. A must for specialist and amateur medievalists alike.

King Stephen's Reign (1135-1154)

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Author: Paul Dalton,Graeme J. White

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843833611

Category: History

Page: 206

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Expert coverage and new assessments of the reign of King Stephen, set in social, political and European context.

The Reign of King Stephen, 1135-1154

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Author: David Crouch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780582226579

Category: England

Page: 384

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At last: an authoritative, up to date account of the troubled reign of King Stephen, by a leading scholar of the Anglo-Norman world. David Crouch covers every aspect of the period - the king and the empress, the aristocracy, the Church, government and the nation at large. He also looks at the wider dimensions of the story, in Scotland, Wales, Normandy and elsewhere. The result (weaving its discussions around a vigorous narrative core) is a a work of major scholarship. A must for specialist and amateur medievalists alike.

The Anarchy of King Stephen's Reign

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Author: Edmund King

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 019159072X

Category:

Page: 356

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The reign of King Stephen (1135-54) is famous as a period of weak government, as Stephen and his rival the Empress Matilda contended for power. This is a study of medieval kingship at its most vulnerable. It also shows how individuals and institutions enabled the monarchy to survive. A contemporary chronicler described the reign as "nineteen long winters in which Christ and his saints were asleep". Historians today refer to it simply as 'the Anarchy'. The weakness of government was the result of a disputed succession. Stephen lost control over Normandy, the Welsh marches, and much of the North. Contemporaries noted as signs of weakness the tyranny of the lords of castles, and the break-down of coinage. Stephen remained king for his lifetime, but leading churchmen and laymen negotiated a settlement whereby the crown passed to the Empress's son the future Henry II. This volume by leading scholars gives an original and up-to-date analysis of these major themes, and explains how the English monarchy was able to survive the Anarchy of King Stephen's reign.

The Reign of Stephen

Kingship, Warfare and Government in Twelfth-Century England

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Author: Keith J. Stringer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134980949

Category: History

Page: 110

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In this study of Stephen's reign, Keith Stringer looks at the relationship between government, warfare, and the rise and fall of medieval states. Using primary sources and the most recent research, he offers an important re-evaluation of the so-called `Anarchy' and a radical reassessment of Stephen's ability as a ruler.

King Stephen, 1135-1154

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Author: Ralph Henry Carless Davis

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 156

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King Stephen

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Author: Donald Matthew

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781852852726

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

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The reign of King Stephen (1135-54) has usually been seen as uniquely disasterous in the history of the medieval England -- a counrty riven by a civil war between Stephen and his first cousin, the Empress Matilda, and by an anarchy during which overmighty barons laid waste the country and 'Christ and his saints slept'. Donald Matthew challenges this picture. By questioning such melodramatic assumptions, and by looking clearly at what can and cannot be known about Stephen, he brings new light to both the king and his reign. He shows that much of what has been written about Stephen has been based on the selective use of the testimony of hostile witnesses, and has been shot through by wishful thinking or by the political or historical prejudices of the day. King Stephen is an important, well-written and timely reinterpretation of the crisis of Norman government.

Conquest, Anarchy and Lordship

Yorkshire, 1066-1154

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Author: Paul Dalton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521524643

Category: History

Page: 368

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This book, first published in 1994, studies aristocratic politics and government in Yorkshire in the century after 1066.

King Stephen

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Author: Edmund King

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300170106

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Cathedrals, Communities and Conflict in the Anglo-Norman World

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Author: Paul Dalton,Charles Insley,Louise J. Wilkinson

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843836203

Category: History

Page: 258

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The true importance of cathedrals during the Anglo-Norman period is here brought out, through an examination of the most important aspects of their history.

The Life of Merlin

Surnamed Ambrosius; His Prophecies and Predictions Interpreted, and Their Truth Made Good by Our English Annals: Being a Chronographical History of All the Kings and Memorable Passages of this Kingdom, from Brute to the Reign of King Charles ...

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Author: Thomas Heywood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 324

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Castellum Huttonicum

Some Account of Sheriff-Hutton Castle, (founded in the Reign of King Stephen) with Brief Notices of the Church of St. Helen, the Ancient Forest of Galtres, the Poet Gower of Stitenham, &c. &c. With Two Litographic Views and a Plan of the Castle, and an Engraving of the Princess Elizabeth of York, Afterwards Queen of Henry VII.

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Author: George W. Todd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sheriff Hutton (England)

Page: 60

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War and Society in Medieval and Early Modern Britain

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Author: Diana E. S. Dunn

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853238850

Category: History

Page: 213

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The nine contributors to this book focus on three English civil wars: the civil war of King Stephen’s reign; the Wars of the Roses; and the civil war of the seventeenth century. The wars are viewed within a wider European context, and characteristics of civil war are considered alongside developments in European warfare. This book deals with the general theme of the interaction of war and society rather than the details of individual campaigns and battles. It is concerned with the nature of war and the way it was conducted in the medieval and early modern periods, as well as the way it has been recorded and interpreted by contemporaries and later commentators.

Kingship and Politics in the Reign of Edward VI

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Author: Stephen Alford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139431569

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This book offers a reappraisal of the kingship and politics of the reign of Edward VI, the third Tudor king of England who reigned from the age of nine in 1547 until his death in 1553. The reign has often been interpreted as a period of political instability, mainly because of Edward's age, but this account challenges the view that the king's minority was a time of political faction. It shows how Edward was shaped and educated from the start for adult kingship, and how Edwardian politics evolved to accommodate a maturing and able young king. The book also explores the political values of the men around the king, and tries to reconstruct the relationships of family and association that bound together the governing elite in the king's Council, his court, and in the universities. It also assesses the impact of Edward's reign on Elizabethan politics.

Ecclesiastical Law

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Author: Richard Burn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ecclesiastical law

Page: N.A

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