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.

The reign of King Stephen, 1135-1154

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Author: David Crouch

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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"This is an authoritative account of the troubled reign of King Stephen by David Crouch, a leading scholar of the Anglo-Norman world. KEY TOPICS He examines every aspect of the period including the king and empress, the aristocracy, the Church, government and the nation as large, showing particularly how in Stephen's reign the idea of England as a separate entity acquired significant meaning. He also examines the wider dimensions of the story, in Scotland, Wales, Normandy and elsewhere. The book is paints a convincing picture of a complex age which, for all its dislocations and local conflicts, adds up to far more than the general anarchy of tradition. For anyone interested in early English history or medieval history. ALSO AVAILABLE IN HARDCOVER: 0-582-22658-9.

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.

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.

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.

The Reign of Stephen

Kingship, Warfare and Government in Twelfth-Century England

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Author: Keith J. Stringer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134980957

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.

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

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Author: Edmund King

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300170106

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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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.

King Stephen

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Author: Ralph Henry Carless Davies

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317900537

Category: History

Page: 192

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This well-known text, the standard account of the subject, is essential reading for students and scholars of the Norman period from undergraduate level upwards, and was hailed on first publication as: " a landmark in twelfth-century studies." Written in the form of a biography this completely revised and updated edition discusses the significant social, governmental and religious developments as they arose in the course of the narrative.

Chronicle of the Kings of England; From the Earliest Period to the Reign of King Stephen

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Author: William

Publisher: General Books LLC

ISBN: 9781150055591

Category:

Page: 452

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ..."Woe to the land whose sovereign is a child." William, however, as soon as his age permitted, receiving the badge of knighthood from the king of France, inspirited the inhabitants to hope for quiet. The sower of disscnsioi was one Guy, a Burgundian on his father's side, and grandson to Richard the Second by his daughter. William and Guy had been children together, and at that time were equally approaching to manhood. Mutual intercourse had produced an intimacy between them which had ripened into friendship. Moreover, thinking, as they were related, that he ought to deny him nothing, he had given him the castles of Briony and Vernon. The Burgundian, unmindful of this, estranged himself from the earl, feigning sufficient cause of offence to colour his conduct. It would be tedious, and useless, to relate what actions were performed on either side, what castles were taken; for his perfidy had found abettors in Nigel, viscount of Coutances, Ralph, viscount of Bayeux, and Haimo Dentatus, grandfather of Robert, who was the occupier of many estates in England in our time. With these persons, this most daring plunderer, allured by vain expectation of succeeding to the, carhloti was devastating the whole of Normandy. A sense of duty, however, compelled the guardian-king to succour the desperate circumstances of his ward. Remembering, therefore, the kindness of his father, and that he had, by his influence, exalted him to the kingdom, he rushed on the revolters i "Walesdun. Many thousands of them were there slain niany drowned in the river Orne, by its rapidity, while, being hard-pressed, they spurred their horses to ford tl EvclcsuuL x. 1C. ble of governing the principality. Next entering the territories of Theobald, earl of Blois, he laid...

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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Stephen and Matilda

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Author: Jim Bradbury

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752471929

Category: History

Page: 272

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Stephen's reign was one of the darkest periods of English history. He had promised Henry I that he would support the king's daughter, Matilda, as the rightful heir to the English throne, but when Henry died in December, 1135, he broke his promise and quickly made himself king. Like man of the nobles, he was unwilling to yield the crown to a woman. Civil war and the battle for the English Crown dominated his reign, and this fascinating book examines the conflict between Stephen and his cousin. The campaigns, battles, and sieges of England's first civil war are explored, including the two major battles at the Standard and Lincoln, which show that Stephen always held more ground than his opponents and was mostly on the offensive. The two sides finally reached a compromise, after 14 years, with the Treaty of Wallingford—Stephen would rule unopposed until his death, but the throne would then pass to Henry of Anjou, Matilda's son. Full of colorful characters, this is a fascinating story of rivalry for the English throne which throws new light on a neglected aspect of Stephen's reign

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.

Die Säulen der Erde

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Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838703375

Category: Fiction

Page: 1296

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England 1123-1173. Es ist eine Zeit blutiger Auseinandersetzungen zwischen Adel, Klerus und einfachem Volk, das unter Ausbeutung und Not leidet. Philip, ein junger Prior, dessen Eltern von marodierenden Söldnern abgeschlachtet wurden, träumt den Traum vom Frieden: der Errichtung einer Kathedrale gegen die Mächte des Bösen. Er und sein Baumeister Tom Builder, dessen Stiefsohn Jack und die Grafentochter Aliena müssen sich in einem Kampf auf Leben und Tod gegen ihre Widersacher behaupten, ehe Kingsbridge Schauplatz des größten abendländischen Bauwerks, der "Säulen der Erde" wird ...

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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