Henry II: New Interpretations by Christopher Harper-BillHenry II: New Interpretations by Christopher Harper-Bill

Henry II: New Interpretations

EditorChristopher Harper-Bill, Nicholas Vincent

Hardcover | December 16, 2007

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Henry II's reign is best known for his dramatic conflicts with his ownwife and sons and with Thomas Becket. It was also, however, a crucialperiod in the evolution of legal and governmental institutions.It is nowover thirty years since the appearance of W. L. Warren's monumental study,and in this volume a group of experts provide reevaluations of variousimportant aspects of the reign. Topics include Henry's accession and hisrelations with the papacy, the French king, other rulers in the BritishIsles and the Norman baronage; the development of the common law and thecoinage; the court and its literary milieu; the use of Arthurian legendfor political purposes; and the career of the Young King Henry; anintroduction examines the historiography of the reign.
Title:Henry II: New InterpretationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:424 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:December 16, 2007Publisher:Boydell & Brewer LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1843833409

ISBN - 13:9781843833406

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