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The March and the Welsh Kings

David Crouch

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/9780198203643.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the condition of England and Wales during the reign of King Stephen. During the reign of Henry I, England was considered the land of law, Wales the land of disorder, danger, and ... 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


Asser: Battleground of Scholarship Charnel: House of Scholars

Alfred P. Smyth

in King Alfred the Great

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229896
eISBN:
9780191678936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229896.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the earliest extant biography of an English king in Asser's Life of King Alfred. It notes that the immediacy of this extraordinary source is heightened by Asser's claim to be ... More


Continuity in Government

Graeme White

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/9780198203643.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the continuity in government under the reign of King Stephen in England. King Stephen's government was severely criticized by those subjected to it. It explains that during his ... More


The Church

Christopher Holdsworth

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/9780198203643.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the role of the Church during the reign of King Stephen of England. During King Stephen's reign, no less than five popes occupied the see of Peter and Paul, including Innocent ... More


A Cat May Look upon a King: Four-Footed Estate, Locomotion, and the Prerogative of Free Animals

Laurie Shannon

in The Accommodated Animal: Cosmopolity in Shakespearean Locales

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924168
eISBN:
9780226924182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924182.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter is concerned with the early modern reckonings of tails and feet, noting how an anatomical tail is present in nearly all nonhuman animals. It discusses how the notions of wagging, ... More


Cnut and the Field of European Politics

Timothy Bolton

in Cnut the Great

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300208337
eISBN:
9780300226256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208337.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines how Cnut did not model himself on any of his Anglo-Saxon or Scandinavian forebears, but instead ploughed a novel and quite opportunistic furrow. No previous English or ... More


William of Malmesbury, Gesta regum Anglorum: Empowering Remnants of Ancient Rome

David Rollo

in Kiss My Relics: Hermaphroditic Fictions of the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226724614
eISBN:
9780226724607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226724607.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on one twelfth-century writer's meditations on his own allegedly sinful dalliance with fable and his efforts—eventually triumphant—to negotiate his rebellion against the trends ... More


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