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King Stephen

Author: Edmund King
Publisher: Yale University Press, 2011.
Series: The English Monarchs Series
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Stephen, King of England; Stephen, King of England
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund King
ISBN: 9780300170108 0300170106
OCLC Number: 952756465
Description: 1 online resource (384 pages).
Contents: Frontmatter --
CONTENTS --
MAPS --
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS --
ABBREVIATED REFERENCES --
THE ANGLO-NORMAN SUCCESSION --
1. Family and Honour --
2. The Accession --
3. Mixed Fortunes --
4. War and Peace --
5. 1141 --
6. Provincial Government --
7. A Variety of Coin --
8. The Family --
9. Blessed are the Peacemakers --
10. Appraisal --
BIBLIOGRAPHY --
INDEX OF ROYAL CHARTERS --
GENERAL INDEX
Series Title: The English Monarchs Series
Other Titles: English Monarchs
Responsibility: King, Edmund.
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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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