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The Resource King Stephen, Edmund King

King Stephen, Edmund King

Label
King Stephen
Title
King Stephen
Statement of responsibility
Edmund King
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This compelling new biography provides the most authoritative picture yet of King Stephen, whose reign (1135-1154), with its "nineteen long winters" of civil war, made his name synonymous with failed leadership. After years of work on the sources, Edmund King shows with rare clarity the strengths and weaknesses of the monarch. Keeping Stephen at the forefront of his account, the author also chronicles the activities of key family members and associates whose loyal support sustained Stephen's kingship. In 1135 the popular Stephen was elected king against the claims of the empress Matilda and her sons. But by 1153, Stephen had lost control over Normandy and other important regions, England had lost prestige, and the weakened king was forced to cede his family's right to succession. A rich narrative covering the drama of a tumultuous reign, this book focuses well-deserved attention on a king who lost control of his destiny. -- Publisher description
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
AZK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Edmund
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Yale English monarchs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stephen
  • Stephen
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Kings and rulers
  • Great Britain
Label
King Stephen, Edmund King
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 340-356) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Family and honour -- The accession -- Mixed fortunes -- War and peace -- 1141 -- Provincial government -- A variety of coin -- The family -- Blessed are the peacemakers -- Appraisal
Control code
ocn961486432
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 382 pages), [16] pages) of plates
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300170108
Lccn
2010017511
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical table
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt110hvf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961486432
Label
King Stephen, Edmund King
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 340-356) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Family and honour -- The accession -- Mixed fortunes -- War and peace -- 1141 -- Provincial government -- A variety of coin -- The family -- Blessed are the peacemakers -- Appraisal
Control code
ocn961486432
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 382 pages), [16] pages) of plates
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300170108
Lccn
2010017511
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical table
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt110hvf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961486432

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