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The Empress’s Champion

Robert B. Patterson

in The Earl, the Kings, and the Chronicler: Robert Earl of Gloucester and the Reigns of Henry I and Stephen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198797814
eISBN:
9780191839122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797814.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Historiography

Earl Robert of Gloucester became chief sponsor of the Empress Matilda’s claim to the throne of England in 1138 only after engaging in earlier disloyal political acts. He repudiated his homage to King ... More


Normandy

Marjorie Chibnall

in The Anarchy of King Stephen's Reign

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203643
eISBN:
9780191675928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203643.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the role of Normandy in the so-called anarchy in the reign of King Stephen of England. It suggests that John Horace Round's biography of Geoffrey de Mandeville failed to mention ... More


Introduction

Edmund King

in The Anarchy of King Stephen's Reign

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203643
eISBN:
9780191675928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203643.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the anarchy in the reign of King Stephen in England from 1135 to 1154. The reign of King Stephen has been popularly called ... More


The Earl and the Chronicler

Robert B. Patterson

in The Earl, the Kings, and the Chronicler: Robert Earl of Gloucester and the Reigns of Henry I and Stephen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198797814
eISBN:
9780191839122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797814.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Historiography

Earl Robert fought for the Empress Matilda’s succession to England’s with quill as well as sword. He commissioned William of Malmesbury to write a history of their succession-fraught era. The result ... More


Maternal Lineage and Anglo-Norman Succession c.950–c.1150

Sara McDougall

in Royal Bastards: The Birth of Illegitimacy, 800-1230

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198785828
eISBN:
9780191827631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785828.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

Scholars regularly identify 1126 as a critical moment in the history of illegitimate birth. In that year, King Henry I of England designated his daughter Empress Matilda as heir to his throne, ... More


The Earl, the Kings, and the Chronicler: Robert Earl of Gloucester and the Reigns of Henry I and Stephen

Robert B. Patterson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198797814
eISBN:
9780191839122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797814.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Historiography

This book is the first full length biography of Robert (c.1088 × 90–1147), grandson of William the Conqueror and eldest son of King Henry I of England (1100–35). He could not succeed his father ... More


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