This is the first detailed comparative study of patronage as an instrument of power in the relations between kings and bishops in England and Normandy after the Conquest. Esteemed medievalist Everett U. Crosby considers new perspectives of medieval state-building and the vexed relations between secular and ecclesiastical authority.
About the Author
Everett U. Crosby is Professor of History in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia, USA.
Table of Contents1. The Bishop Sets Forth 2. Principles of Authority 3. Episcopal Origins 4. A Network of Nephews 5. Structures of Power in England 6. Structures of Power in Normandy 7. The King's Bishop 8. Policy and Patronage Appendix I. Bishops Consecrated and in Office: 1066-1216 Appendix II. Warrior-Bishops Appendix III. Office-Holders at Bayeux Cathedral in the time of Bishop Henry Appendix IV. An Outline Itinerary of Henry, Bishop of Bayeux: 1165-1205