Revue de presse
"This is quite the best study to have been devoted to a complicated and still somewhat mysterious period... (it) recasts an entire period of English history..." Times Literary Supplement 'a useful and timely book...It goes probably about as far as we ever can with this neglected king' Speculum
Présentation de l'éditeur
At last: an authoritative, up to date account of the troubled reign of King Stephen, by a leading scholar of the Anglo-Norman world. David Crouch covers every aspect of the period - the king and the empress, the aristocracy, the Church, government and the nation at large. He also looks at the wider dimensions of the story, in Scotland, Wales, Normandy and elsewhere. The result (weaving its discussions around a vigorous narrative core) is a a work of major scholarship. A must for specialist and amateur medievalists alike.