The Anarchy of King Stephen's Reign

The Anarchy of King Stephen s Reign 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 contro

  • Title: The Anarchy of King Stephen's Reign
  • Author: Edmund King
  • ISBN: 9780198203643
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The reign of King Stephen 1135 54 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 North Even though Stephen remained king for his lifetime, leading churchmen and laymen negotiated a settlement wherebyThe reign of King Stephen 1135 54 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 North Even though Stephen remained king for his lifetime, 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 is a study of medieval kingship at its most vulnerable and explains how the English monarchy was able to survive the anarchy of King Stephen s reign.

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