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Henry II was an enigma to contemporaries, and has excited widely divergent judgments ever since. Dramatic incidents of his reign, such as his quarrel with Archbishop Becket and his troubled relations with his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and his sons, have attracted the attention of historical novelists, playwrights, and filmmakers, but with no unanimity of interpretation. That he was a great king there can be no doubt. Yet his motives and intentions are not easy to divine, and it is Professor Warren's contention that concentration on the great crises of the reign can lead to distortion. This book is therefore a comprehensive reappraisal of the reign based, with rare understanding, on contemporary sources; it provides a coherent and persuasive revaluation of the man and the king, and is, in itself an eloquent and impressive achievement.

Synopsis:

Studies the eye of the medieval English monarch, focusing upon the religious disputes and political reforms that marked his reign.

Synopsis:

"This must surely rank as one of the classic historical biographies...it will hold its place not only as a work of reference but as a piece of historical literature."—Observer

"W. L. Warren has written a life of the great Angevin whose scholarship and fair-mindedness should make it the classic account for the next fifty years. . . . Dr. Warren's monumental celebration is made to last."—The Times

"The result is masterly. . . . it is alive all through, a fine work by a professional historian who can write and has an eye for significant detail, without burying us under it."—Sunday Telegraph

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Note on References

Note on Translations

Preface

Part I: Politics

1. Prologue

2. The Pursuit of Inheritance

3. King, Duke, and Count: a Chronological Survey, 1154- c. 1182

4. The Lordship of the British Isles

5. Henry II and his Empire

Part II: The Government of England

6. The Pattern of English Government

7. Recovery and Reconstruction

8. The King's Government

9. Royal Justice

10. King and Subjects

Part III: Henry II and the Church

11. Church and State in Norman England

12. Archbishop Theobald

13. Archbishop Thomas Becket

14. The Restoration of Harmony

Part IV: The Angevin Commonwealth

15. Federal Government (c. 1178-1183)

16. The End of the Reign (c. 1183-1189)

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520034945
Author:
Warren, W. L.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Warren, W. L.
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Henry 2nd, king of england, 1133-1189
Subject:
Great Britain Politics and government 1154-1189.
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Campus; 209
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
19771131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
350
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6 x 1.25 in 36 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Studies the eye of the medieval English monarch, focusing upon the religious disputes and political reforms that marked his reign.
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"This must surely rank as one of the classic historical biographies...it will hold its place not only as a work of reference but as a piece of historical literature."—Observer

"W. L. Warren has written a life of the great Angevin whose scholarship and fair-mindedness should make it the classic account for the next fifty years. . . . Dr. Warren's monumental celebration is made to last."—The Times

"The result is masterly. . . . it is alive all through, a fine work by a professional historian who can write and has an eye for significant detail, without burying us under it."—Sunday Telegraph

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