Henry II

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University of California Press, 1973 - Всего страниц: 693
Henry II was an enigma to contemporaries, and has excited widely divergent judgements 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.
 

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His greatest achievement, indeed, was not that he created a vast dominion, nor even that he held on to it and largely tamed it, but that he introduced to it the art of government. Huge effort to ... Читать весь отзыв

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This classic biography provides a fascinating and authoritative look into the life of one of medieval England's most infamous rulers. Warren expertly illuminates the entirety of Henry's life and reign ... Читать весь отзыв

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The Pursuit of an Inheritance 113554
45
a Chronological Survey 1154
54
ii The expedition to Toulouse and its consequences
82
iii The consolidation of authority 11618
91
iv The dynastic settlement and the great war 116974
108
The Lordship of the British Isles
150
Henry II and his Empire
207
The Pattern of English Government
241
King and Subjects
362
The Problem of Interpretation
399
Archbishop Theobald
427
Archbishop Thomas Becket
447
The Restoration of Harmony
518
Federal Government c 11781183
559
The End of the Reign c 11831189
594
GLOSSARY
633

Recovery and Reconstruction
262
The Kings Government
301
Royal Justice
317

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