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The anarchy of King Stephen's reign

Author: Edmund King
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. A contemporary chronicler described it as 'nineteen long winters in which Christ and his saints were asleep'. Historians today refer to it simply as 'The Anarchy'. This is a study of medieval kingship at its most vulnerable. It also shows how individuals and institutions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Anarchy of King Stephen's reign.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)624399123
Named Person: Stephen, King of England; Stephan, England König I.; Stephen, England King
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund King
ISBN: 0198203640 9780198203643
OCLC Number: 29791852
Description: xxii, 332 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Responsibility: edited by Edmund King.
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The reign of King Stephen (1135-54) is famous as a period of weak government, as Stephen and his rival Empress Matilda contended for power. This is a study of medieval kingship at its most  Read more...

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The chief value of this volume lies in providing a survey of the state of play to supplement and update the standard accounts by H.A. Cronne in The Reign of Stephen ... and the late R.H.C. Davis in Read more...

 
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