Stephen and Matilda: The Civil War of 1139-1153
This is a story of rivalry for the English throne which throws new light on a much-neglected aspect of Stephen's reign. The book looks at colorful characters and brings to life the civil war and the ensuing battle for the English Crown. The war is examined in detail through the various campaigns, battles and sieges of the period, including the two major battles at the Standard and Lincoln, showing that Stephen always held more ground than his opponents and was mostly on the offensive. The nature of the warfare and the reasons for its outcome are examined, along with comment on the strategy, tactics, technology in arms and armor, and the improvements in fortifications.
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This book presents a fairly persuasive case that the period of the civil war between these two was not quite the uniformly awful anarchy that is commonly depicted, and that Stephen was not the weak ruler with poor judgement that he is commonly held to be. However, I found the writing rather dry, with too much description of military manoeuvres, people switching sides and gaining or losing land, and not enough analysis, hence the relatively low rating for a non-fiction work about a period of history I am interested in.
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A good factually sound historical book - heavily leant to the case of King Stephen but apart from the author's favouritism on the subject matter; the information was good and given in an informative ...
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942.024, Stephen and Matilda : the Civil War of 1139-53 / Jim Bradbury · Bradbury, Jim, 1998. index, 942.024, Stephen & Matilda : the Civil War of 1139-53 ...
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Stephen and Matilda: The Civil War of 1139-53. Great. Britain: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1996. Brett, M. The English Church under Henry I. Oxford University ...
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The Civil War Of 1139-53 New Ed Npi Media Group (UK), 2005 Paperback, 224 stran. Naše cena: 355.00 Kč. Více informací. Zvláštní objednávka: může trvat i ...
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