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 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.

Chronicle of the Kings of England

From the Earliest Period to the Reign of King Stephen

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Author: William (of Malmesbury)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 544

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Der Outsider

Roman

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Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641229359

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

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Im Stadtpark von Flint City wird die geschändete Leiche eines elfjährigen Jungen gefunden. Augenzeugenberichte und Tatortspuren deuten unmissverständlich auf einen unbescholtenen Bürger: Terry Maitland, ein allseits beliebter Englischlehrer, zudem Coach der Jugendbaseballmannschaft, verheiratet, zwei kleine Töchter. Detective Ralph Anderson, dessen Sohn von Maitland trainiert wurde, ordnet eine sofortige Festnahme an, die in aller Öffentlichkeit stattfindet. Der Verdächtige kann zwar ein Alibi vorweisen, aber Anderson und der Staatsanwalt verfügen nach der Obduktion über eindeutige DNA-Beweise für das Verbrechen – ein wasserdichter Fall also? Bei den andauernden Ermittlungen kommen weitere schreckliche Einzelheiten zutage, aber auch immer mehr Ungereimtheiten. Hat der nette Maitland wirklich zwei Gesichter und ist zu solch unmenschlichen Schandtaten fähig? Wie erklärt es sich, dass er an zwei Orten zugleich war? Mit der wahren, schrecklichen Antwort rechnet schließlich niemand.

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.

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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Stephen (Penguin Monarchs)

The Reign of Anarchy

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Author: Carl Watkins

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141977159

Category: History

Page: 160

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Known as 'the anarchy', the reign of Stephen (1135-1141) saw England plunged into a civil war that illuminated the fatal flaw in the powerful Norman monarchy, that without clear rules ordering succession, conflict between members of William the Conqueror's family were inevitable. But there was another problem, too: Stephen himself. With the nobility of England and Normandy anxious about the prospect of a world without the tough love of the old king Henry I, Stephen styled himself a political panacea, promising strength without oppression. As external threats and internal resistance to his rule accumulated, it was a promise he was unable to keep. Unable to transcend his flawed claim to the throne, and to make the transition from nobleman to king, Stephen's actions betrayed uneasiness in his role, his royal voice never quite ringing true. The resulting violence that spread throughout England was not, or not only, the work of bloodthirsty men on the make. As Watkins shows in this resonant new portrait, it arose because great men struggled to navigate a new and turbulent kind of politics that arose when the king was in eclipse.

The Annals of Roger de Hoveden

Comprising The History of England and of Other Countries of Europe from A.D. 732 to A.D. 1201

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Author: Roger of Hoveden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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King Stephen

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Author: Edmund King

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300170106

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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King Stephen

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Author: Donald Matthew

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781852855147

Category: History

Page: 320

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The reign of King Stephen (1135-54) has usually been seen as uniquely disastrous in the history of the medieval England -- a county riven by a civil war between Stephen and his first cousin, the Empress Matilda, and by an anarchy during which over mighty 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.

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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