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Anarchy: War and Status in 12th-Century Landscapes of Conflict

Oliver Creighton and Duncan Wright

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781382424
eISBN:
9781786943996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382424.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The turbulent reign of Stephen, King of England (1135–54), has been styled since the late 19th century as 'the Anarchy’, although the extent of political breakdown during the period has since been ... More


Daughter of the Empire State: The Life of Judge Jane Bolin

Jacqueline A. McLeod

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036576
eISBN:
9780252093616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036576.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This long overdue biography elevates Jane Matilda Bolin to her rightful place in American history as an activist, integrationist, jurist, and outspoken public figure in the political and professional ... More


The Anarchy of King Stephen's Reign

Edmund King (ed.)

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203643
eISBN:
9780191675928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203643.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The reign of King Stephen (1135–54) is famous as a period of weak government, as Stephen and his rival the Empress Matilda contended for power. This is a study of medieval kingship at its most ... More


Guilt that Wants a Name: Mary Shelley's Unreadability

Mary Jacobus

in Psychoanalysis and the Scene of Reading

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184348
eISBN:
9780191674211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184348.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In listening to a literary text, the question of to whom the failure of how the listener cannot hear the text should be attributed arises as the text is said to have spoken with deep elisions. ... More


Hyperbole and the Love-Mad Woman: George III, ‘Rosa Matilda’, and Jane Austen in 1811

Helen Small

in Love's Madness: Medicine, the Novel, and Female Insanity, 1800-1865

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184911
eISBN:
9780191674396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184911.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

‘Rosa Matilda’ and Jane Austen come together in their demonstration of the extent to which the story of a woman's ‘madness from love’ had become not merely conventional but unavoidably so. The attack ... 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


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


The English Foundations

Berenice M. Kerr

in Religious Life for Women c.1100–c.1350: Fontevraud in England

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207528
eISBN:
9780191677717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207528.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

History attests to the rapid expansion of the Order of Fontevraud, both in France and beyond. To the number of priories founded during Robert's ... 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


Countesses

Susan M. Johns

in Noblewomen, Aristocracy and Power in the Twelfth-Century Anglo-Norman Realm

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063046
eISBN:
9781781700280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063046.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter concentrates on charter evidence relating to those aristocratic women who were explicitly accorded the title comitissa, or else were married to men of comital rank, or were born into ... More


Historical Outline and the Geography of ‘Anarchy’

Oliver H. Creighton, Duncan W. Wright, Michael Fradley, and Steven Trick

in Anarchy: War and Status in 12th-Century Landscapes of Conflict

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781382424
eISBN:
9781786943996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382424.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter covers two areas: it provides a sketch of English society and landscape in the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries, and presents a year-by-year chronology of Stephen’s reign. At ... More


Witches as Rebels against Patriarchy

Per Faxneld

in Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as the Liberator of Woman in Nineteenth-Century Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190664473
eISBN:
9780190664503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664473.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 6 provides a reading of how the subversive potential of the figure of the witch was utilized to attack the oppression of women. It commences with a discussion of Jules Michelet’s La Sorcière ... More


The Chronique des ducs de Normandie

Charity Urbanski

in Writing History for the King: Henry II and the Politics of Vernacular Historiography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451317
eISBN:
9780801469725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451317.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines Benoît de Sainte-Maure's Chronique des ducs de Normandie and why it was commissioned by Henry II. It first compares Chronique des ducs de Normandie with Wace's Roman de Rou ... More


Broken Engagement

Charles B. Strozier and Wayne Soini

in Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231171328
eISBN:
9780231541305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171328.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The dramatic story of Lincoln’s broken engagement with Mary Todd forms the basis of this chapter. The previous arguments for explaining the breakup are detailed and ultimately found to be wanting.


The Shaping of Things to Come

David Bates

in William the Conqueror

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300118759
eISBN:
9780300183832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300118759.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the events following the aftermath of the Battle of Val-ès-Dunes. Prestigiously married to Matilda, daughter of Count Baldwin V of Flanders, he became involved in discussions ... More


Political Consolidation and Personal Loss

David Bates

in William the Conqueror

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300118759
eISBN:
9780300183832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300118759.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter details the achievements and shortcomings of the latter phase of William's rule. The period from the last months of 1080 until Matilda's death in 1083 was to be a time of familial and ... More


Taking Care of Bodies, Babies, and Business: Black Women Health Professionals in South Carolina, 1895–1954

Darlene Clark Hine

in Writing Women's History: A Tribute to Anne Firor Scott

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031731
eISBN:
9781617031748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031731.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter addresses the following question: what were some of the political implications and incremental consequences of the work of black medical and nursing professionals who provided health ... More


‘A lasting wreath of various hue’: Hannah Cowley, the Della Cruscan Affair, and the Medium of the Periodical Poem

Tanya M. Caldwell

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820s: The Long Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419659
eISBN:
9781474445061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419659.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The flirty poetic back-and-forth between Anna Matilda (Hannah Cowley) and Della Crusca (Robert Merry) helped launch the fledgling World (1787–1851) into the rank of one of the most popular London ... More


City Streets and Other Public Spaces

Hannah Rosen

in Terror in the Heart of Freedom: Citizenship, Sexual Violence, and the Meaning of Race in the Postemancipation South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832028
eISBN:
9781469605715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888568_rosen.4
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Louis Hughes and his wife Matilda, who had intentions “to try to get to Memphis.” The Hugheses were being held as slaves by Edmund McGee in Panola County, Mississippi. They ... More


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


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