The Reign of Stephen: Kingship, Warfare and Government in Twelfth-Century England
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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Keith J. Stringer
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Keith John Stringer
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Abbey administrative allegiance anarchy Angevin AngloNorman archbishop archbishop of York arrest bishops Carlisle castles central charter chroniclers churchmen coronation court defence Durham dynastic earl of Chester Earl Robert earldoms effective Empress Matilda enemies England and Normandy English Church Eustace Eustace’s favour feudal fight forces Geoffrey de Mandeville Geoffrey of Anjou Gesta Stephani Gloucester’s Henry I’s reign Henry Murdac Henry of Anjou Hereford higher clergy II’s interests King Stephen’s king’s kingdom kingship Leicester Lincoln London longterm lordship Louis VII loyalty magnates major Midlands military Moreover Murdac Norman power northern England Northumberland papal peace political position Potter problems Ranulf of Chester rebellion recognised refused regional Robert Curthose Robert of Gloucester Roger royal authority royal government royal power rule Scotland Scots Scottish secure shires southeast southwest Stephen campaigns Stephen’s government Stephen’s reign stressed territories Theobald throne treaty uphold warfare West Country William Clito William of Malmesbury Winchester York