Stephen and Matilda
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Stephen and Matilda historical play by Ernest Meadowcroft

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Published by Emma in Walton-on-Naze [Eng.] .
Written in English



  • Great Britain


  • Stephen, King of England, 1097?-1154 -- Drama.,
  • Matilda, Empress, consort of Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1102-1167 -- Drama.,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Stephen, 1135-1154 -- Drama.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Ernest Meadowcroft.
LC ClassificationsPR6063.E3 S7
The Physical Object
Pagination55 p. ;
Number of Pages55
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4476318M
ISBN 100901044334
LC Control Number79303928

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Jim Bradbury has produced a first-rate analysis of `The Anarchy', the period dominated by the struggle between Stephen and Matilda for the kingdom of England. `In the days of this king [Stephen] there was nothing but strife, evil and robbery' sums up the continuation of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle made at Peterborough/5(44).   Stephen and Matilda’s Civil War is the tale of two cousins fight over the throne of England. King Henry I died in and had no legitimate male heir. His only legitimate son, William Adelin, drowned in the “White Ship” disaster in His only other legitimate child was Empress Matilda, a female. Join Matilda Plantagenet in her violent struggle to overcome sexism in medieval England. Share her aspirations as she attempts to balance love and motherhood with the ultimate political career. Experience her frustrations as she battles sins of the flesh, dogmas of the Church and her arc The Anarchy of Stephen and Matilda. by Stephen M. Stephen and Matilda's Civil War by Matthew Lewis is an interesting book and is very well researched. As the author pointed out near the beginning of the book, it can be confusing at times to keep everyone straight but by going slowly and keeping notes (I know, I'm a nerd making notes and family trees), the confusion can be kept to a minimum/5.

Stephen and Matilda (r. ) On the death of Henry I in , his favourite nephew, Stephen of Blois, son of his sister Adela, hurried to London, where he secured election and coronation within the month. This contravened the oath he and his fellow barons had sworn in to Henry's daughter, the Empress Matilda. With the book covering both Stephen and Matilda, it makes it hard to decide who you want to win. Matilda was an extraordinary woman in English history, so to hate Stephen for taking her throne should be an easy task. Instead, Stephen is a liked and capable man who makes the right decision at crucial : £ Stephen and Matilda: The Civil War of Jim Bradbury. Sutton, - Great Britain - pages. 0 Reviews. This is a story of rivalry for the . Empress Matilda, from “History of England” by St. Albans monks, 15th century Matilda was nominated by her father as the heir to the throne of England, but in Stephen of Blois claimed that his uncle had changed his mind on his deathbed, recognising Stephen instead as his successor to the throne.

- Buy Stephen and Matilda: The Civil War of book online at best prices in India on Read Stephen and Matilda: The Civil War of book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified s:   Stephen and Matilda’s Civil War: Cousins of Anarchy by Matthew Lewis is a thoroughly enjoyable read, offering the perfect balance in a non-fiction book; accessible, interesting and informative. It gives a whole new perspective to the Civil War which divided England for the whole of Stephen’s year reign/5(2). Book Review: “Stephen and Matilda: The Civil War ” by Jim Bradbury. The story of the Empress Matilda is fascinating on so many levels. While I knew the basic outline of the civil strife in twelfth century England called the “Anarchy”, I didn’t know many details. Stephen and Matilda: The Civil War of Stephen s reign was one of the darkest periods of English history. He had promised Henry I that he would support the Reviews: 1.