Henry I / Edition 1

Henry I / Edition 1

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by C. Warren Hollister
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300098294

ISBN-13: 9780300098297

Pub. Date: 09/01/2003

Publisher: Yale University Press

This vivid and authoritative biography of Henry I was edited and completed by Amanda Clark Frost after Hollister's death in 1997. This biography presents a major reassessment of Henry's character, challenging previous interpretations, and places the history of his reign within the political setting of the day.

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This vivid and authoritative biography of Henry I was edited and completed by Amanda Clark Frost after Hollister's death in 1997. This biography presents a major reassessment of Henry's character, challenging previous interpretations, and places the history of his reign within the political setting of the day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300098297
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
The English Monarchs Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
588
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONSviii
FOREWORD BY JEFFREY BURTON RUSSELLix
EDITOR'S PREFACExiii
NOTE ON ABBREVIATIONS AND REFERENCESxvi
MAP; THE NORMAN EMPIRExviii
THE ANGLO—NORMAN FAMILYxx
1 Setting and Sources1
2 Childhood and Youth30
3 Kingship and Defense102
4 The Loss of Investiture and the Winning of Normandy149
5 Administrative Reforms and International Triumphs204
6 The Wheel of Fortune234
7 The Last Battles280
8 King and Magnates327
9 Law and Governance349
10 King and Church370
11 Final Years and Conclusion458
APPENDIX: CHARTER ATTESTATIONS AND THE ROYAL ENTOURAGE499
BIBLIOGRAPHY507
INDEX535

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Henry I 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my book, 'Astronomical Symbols on Ancient and Medieval Coins', I devote an entire chapter to the astronomical symbols that were depicted on medieval English coinage as signs of divine right to sovereignty. As part of my research, I read numerous books on medieval English history, and I found that Hollister's book, 'Henry I,' was especially useful. Not only were there many items of interest that added to my understanding of the history of his reign, but of all the books about Henry I that I read, Hollister's book was one of the most interesting reads. He really brought together an amazing amount of information. I highly recommend this book to all who are interested in English history. Marshall Faintich