Post-classical history

The Medieval Anarchy: History in an Hour

The Medieval Anarchy: History in an Hour

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Nicknamed ‘The Anarchy' for its unprecedented levels of chaos and disorder, the succession crisis that followed the death of King Henry I in 1135 resulted in England's first civil war.

‘The Medieval Anarchy: History in an Hour’ neatly covers all the major facts and events giving you a clear and straightforward overview of the plots and violence that ensued during the the nineteen-year conflict. ‘The Medieval Anarchy: History in an Hour’ is engagingly written and accessible for all history lovers.

This, in an hour, is the story of ‘The Medieval Anarchy’ through the personalities, context, events and aftermath of England's first, and often forgotten, civil war.

The White Ship Disaster

The Succession Crisis

Stephen the Usurper

The Scottish Invasion

The Rise of Matilda

Civil War Begins

The Battle of Lincoln

Lady of the English

Rout of Winchester

King Stephen Fights Back

Rebellion of Geoffrey de Mandeville

Faringdon

The Next Generation

The Expedition of 1153

The Treaty of Winchester

The Legacy of the Anarchy

Appendix 1: Key Players

Appendix 2: Timeline of The Medieval Anarchy