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

By Keith J. Stringer Copyright 1993
    112 Pages
    by Routledge

    110 Pages
    by Routledge

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    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.

    Chronology of Main Events Map 1.The Setting 2.War and the Passage of Supremacy 3.Royal Government in England 4.King Stephen and the English Church 5.King Stephen and the Magnates 6.The Anarchy of King Stephen's Reign? Further Reading


    Keith J. Stringer

    `Dr Stringer's pamphlet will be essential reading for A level students of a period. It is clear concise and above all gives a vivid sense of the changing patterns of historical debate.' - Teaching History