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King Stephen

Author: Edmund King
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2012.
Series: Yale English monarchs.
Edition/Format:   Print 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
History
Biographies
Biographie
Named Person: Stephen, King of England; Stephen, King of England; Stephan, Grossbritannien König; Konig Stephan (England; Etienne, (de Blois ; roi d'Angleterre)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund King
ISBN: 9780300181951 0300181957
OCLC Number: 769545142
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Description: 1 volume : illustrations.
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 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.  Read more...

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"Edmund King's discussion of these issues is the fullest and most detailed to date, offered through the medium of a compelling biography of the king."-Nigel Saul, History Today -- Nigel Saul * Read more...

 
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