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King Stephen

Author: Edmund King
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Series: Yale English monarchs.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This compelling new biography provides the most authoritative picture yet of King Stephen, whose reign (1135-1154), with its "nineteen long winters" of civil war, made his name synonymous with failed leadership. After years of work on the sources, Edmund King shows with rare clarity the strengths and weaknesses of the monarch. Keeping Stephen at the forefront of his account, the author also chronicles the activities  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Named Person: Stephen, King of England; Etienne, (de Blois ; roi d'Angleterre); Stephan, Grossbritannien König; Stephen, King of England; König Stephan (England
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund King
ISBN: 9780300112238 0300112238 9780300181951 0300181957
OCLC Number: 150348432
Description: xv, 382 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Family and honour --
The accession --
Mixed fortunes --
War and peace --
1141 --
Provincial government --
A variety of coin --
The family --
Blessed are the peacemakers --
Appraisal.
Series Title: Yale English monarchs.
Responsibility: Edmund King.

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A biography that provides a picture of King Stephen, whose reign (1135-1154), with its 'nineteen long winters' of civil war, made his name synonymous with failed leadership. It shows the strengths  Read more...

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