The Reign of Stephen: Kingship, Warfare and Government in Twelfth-Century England

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Routledge, Feb 20, 2008 - History - 110 pages
In this study of Stephen's reign, Keith Stringer looks at the relationship between government, warfare, and the rise and fall of medieval states. Using primary sources and the most recent research, he offers an important re-evaluation of the so-called `Anarchy' and a radical reassessment of Stephen's ability as a ruler.
 

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Contents

1 The setting
1
2 King Stephen at war
9
3 War and the passage of supremacy
18
4 Royal government in England
32
5 King Stephen and the English Church
40
6 King Stephen and the magnates
48
the anarchy of King Stephens reign?
56
Further reading and references
58
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