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Stephen : the reign of anarchy

Author: Carl Watkins
Publisher: [London] : Allen Lane, 2015. ©2015
Series: Penguin monarchs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Known as 'The Anarchy', the reign of Stephen, 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. In 1135 the popular Stephen was elected king, but by 1153, Stephen had lost control over Normandy and other important regions, England had lost  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Named Person: Stephen, King of England; Stephen, King of England; Stephen, England King
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Watkins
ISBN: 9780141977140 0141977140
OCLC Number: 921823530
Notes: "1135-1154"--Back cover.
Description: ix, 109 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, genealogical table ; 19 cm.
Contents: 1. Waiting for the Bomb --
2.A Front of Iron? --
3. Fickle Fortuna --
4. The Trackless Maze --
5. The Shadow of the Future.
Series Title: Penguin monarchs.
Responsibility: Carl Watkins.
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Known as 'the anarchy', the reign of Stephen, saw England plunged into a civil war that illuminated the fatal flaw in the powerful Norman monarchy, that without clear rules ordering succession,  Read more...

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