Overview:The Anarchy of King Stephen's Reign - 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.This is a study of medieval kingship at its most vulnerable.It also shows how individuals and institutions enabled the monarchy to survive. A contemporary chronicler described the reign as "nineteen long winters in which Christ and his saints were asleep". Historians today refer to it simply as 'the Anarchy'. The weakness of government was the result of a disputed succession.Stephen lost control over Normandy, the Welsh marches, and much of the North.Contemporaries noted as signs of weakness the tyranny of the lords of castles, and the break-down of coinage.Stephen remained king for his lifetime, but leading churchmen and laymen negotiated a settlement whereby the crown passed to the Empress's son the future Henry II. This volume by leading scholars gives an original and up-to-date analysis of these major themes, and explains how the English monarchy was able to survive the Anarchy of King Stephen's reign.

This book is on page /c4d1fa1948753c78ba2536910f976327/book/1603726883-9780198203643. It was written by the following authors: Edmund King. Book The Anarchy of King Stephen's Reign, which can be read online, published by the company: Oxford University Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: True Stories, History, Biography. The book was published on 1994-09-22 00:00:00. It has 356 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 592 g. File for download The Anarchy of King Stephen's Reign has PDF format and is called the-anarchy-of-king-stephens-reign.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our bisontinesbisontins.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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