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Henry's restoration of royal authority CLANCHY
The coronation of Henry II in 1154 symbolized the return of peace, For the first few years everything went well… His success enabled him to make a reality of the idea that Stephen was a usurper of who had let anarchy loose on the land, and that now H
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Henry's restoration of royal authority WARREN
He (Henry), manoeuvred himself into a position of dominance, extending his control one step at a time, cleverly exploiting the general desire for restoration of order, and acting only after consultation with his barons in frequent meeting of the grea
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Henry's restoration of royal authority BARLOW
No King since the Conquest had possessed a more legitimate title or a wider appeal,,, the security of Henry’s position allowed him to apply himself intrepidly to the many tasks which awaited him.
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Henry's early relationship with the Church CARPENTER
From the start of his reign Henry was determined to recover the customary rights over the church lost under Stephen. Accordingly he reasserted control over appointments, took the revenues from vacant bishoprics and abbeys, and insisted that barons co
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Henry's early relationship with the Church BARLOW
The English church moved warily when Henry succeeded to the throne; and under the guidance of the old and prudent Theobald flattered the young man in order to conserve its new position. Henry was no less cautious. Faced with an ageing body of bishops
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Thomas Becket WARREN
He (Becket) brought a violent death on himself because he could not bring himself to admit that his reading of the situation had been mistaken, his sufferings largely self-inflicted, and his obstinacy misguided,
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Thomas Becket CARPENTER
The image of the good prelate, forthright and incorruptible, influenced Becket from the start and spurred on his defence of Canterbury’s rights. Equally important was the way in which the Schools had sharpened old ideas about the relationship between
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Thomas Becket MORTIMER
It appears that Henry recovered brilliantly from the tactical disaster of the archbishop’s murder and surrendered little of substance. This is certainly the case concerning the competition for jurisdiction; the King remained paramount in his kingdom.
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Thomas Becket HUSCROFT
On one level, the controversy had been so intense only because of the personalities of the men involved. Both Henry II and Thomas Becket were obstinate and bloody-minded in their determination to defend what they considered to be their rights and pri
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Angevin Empire PURSER
The so-called ‘Angevin Empire’, which placed on an otherwise obscure count of Anjou, great-grandson of the Conqueror, in command of a cast conglomeration of territories, put England at the centre of Continental affairs. The English wealth and resourc
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Angevin Empire GILLINGHAM
Although for some fifty years (1153-1204) the Angevin Empire was the dominant policy in Western Europe, there was, so far as we know, no contemporary name for this assembling of territories… The term “Angevin Empire’ is a product of the nineteenth ce
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Angevin Empire AURELL
Henry II built an Empire. More than any other ruler in the twelfth century, the first Angevin king of England knew how to subdue kingdomes, duchies and counties. He was a stockpiler of provinces, a master of the complex interplay of marriage alliance
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Angevin Empire WARREN
In short, there can be one conclusion about Henry II’s foreign policy: that he did not have any worth the name. It follows that his primary, and indeed almost exclusive concern was with the integrity of the political rights he acquired by birth or ma
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Richard and Hubert Walter CLANCHY
Richard’s captivity had not weakened his government in England, On the contrary, the effort needed to raise his ransom had strengthened his administration. Hubert Walter was chief justiciar from 1193 to 1198 and combined that office with the archbish
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Richard and Hubert Walter GILLINGHAM
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