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reign of Stephen, 1135-54 anarchy in England. by H. A. Cronne

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Published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Stephen, -- King of England.

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesStudies in medieval history
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii,313 p. :
Number of Pages313
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22179639M
ISBN 100297000306

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The reign of King Stephen () 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. The reign of Stephen, anarchy in England / Author: by H.A. Cronne. --Publication info: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, The reign of King Stephen () is famous as a period of weak government, when Stephen and his rival Empress Matilda contended for power in a succession dispute. During his reign, Stephen lost control over Normandy, the Welsh marches, and much of the : $   King Stephen's Reign, –54, ed. The first half of the book is concerned with the politics of the reign. Judith Green assesses Henry I's responsibility for the civil war by taking a ‘necessarily speculative’ look at the arrangements he made for the succession, and how these evolved as the king reacted to, or tried to pre-empt Author: Mark Hagger.

WHAT HAPPEN Ϊ,Ό IN STEPHEN'S REIGN R. Η. C. DAVIS Merton College, Oxford Stephen's reign presents great difficulties for the constitutional his torian, for though it was obviously a reign of great importance, nobody is quite sure why. The reason for this curious state of affairs is that. The Reign of Stephen Anarchy in England. H. A. Cronne. Charles R. Young. Doing Things beside Domesday Book. Symes. The Digital Middle Ages: An Introduction. Birnbaum et al. “Who Owns the Money?” Currency, Property, and Popular Sovereignty in Nicole Oresme’s De moneta. The reign of King Stephen () has usually been seen as uniquely disasterous in the history of the medieval England -- a counrty riven by a civil war between Stephen and his first cousin, the Empress Matilda, and by an anarchy during which overmighty barons laid waste the country and 'Christ and his saints slept'. Donald Matthew challenges this picture.2/5(1). The reign of King Stephen () 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.

THE YORK LOCAL COINAGE OF THE REIGN OF STEPHEN () The unique coin of the Robert Wisdegnotia type (Fig. 2b) was seen at the British Museum after its discovery in the Peterborough area in about , in time to be mentioned in Brooke's book on English coins published in . King Stephen followed King Henry I to the throne of England in in the common era (C.E.) and was one of the kings of England that was forced to fight with the nobles of England his most reign. King Henry I had successfully placated many of the nobles in England during his reign by giving them land and titles/5(6). The reign of King Stephen (–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. But by , Stephen had lost control over Normandy and other important regions, England had lost prestige, and the weakened king was forced to cede his family's right to succession. A rich narrative covering the drama of a tumultuous reign, this book focuses well-deserved attention on a king who lost control of his destiny. - Publisher.