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Restoration and Reform, 1153-1165 : Recovery from Civil War in England - Graeme J. White

Restoration and Reform, 1153-1165

Recovery from Civil War in England

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Published: 28th March 2000
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This book examines the processes by which effective royal government was restored in England following the civil war of Stephen's reign. It questions the traditional view that Stephen presided over 'anarchy', arguing instead that the king and his rivals sought to maintain the administrative traditions of Henry I, leaving foundations for a restoration of order once the war was over. The period from 1153 to 1162, spanning the last months of Stephen's reign and the early years of Henry II's, is seen as one primarily of 'restoration' when concerted efforts were made to recover royal lands, rights and revenues lost since 1135. Thereafter 'restoration' gave way to 'reform': although the administrative advances of 1166 have been seen as a watershed in Henry II's reign, the financial and judicial measures of 1163-65 were sufficiently important for this, also, to be regarded as a transitional phase in his government of England.

'This monograph as a firm grasp of the source material and a clearly and compellingly argued thesis.' Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature

Preface
List of abbreviations
The political context
The governance of England during Stephen's reign
Personnel and property
Financial recovery
The administration of justice
Conclusion
Appendices
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521554596
ISBN-10: 0521554594
Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 28th March 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.57