Gothic Kings of Britain: The Lives of 31 Medieval Rulers, 1016-1399

Gothic Kings of Britain: The Lives of 31 Medieval Rulers, 1016-1399

by Philip J. Potter

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Overview

This biographical history tells the story of 31 Gothic monarchs who fought in the crusades, enforced their feudal rights throughout the kingdom, sponsored the growth of representative government through a parliament, and ultimately created a military power that would dominate European affairs. In the process, the narrative recaptures the dramatic and chaotic span of the years between 1000 and 1400, when the great European monarchies were still in their formative stages. The book discusses the lives of English and Scottish kings in the context of their eras, discussing their achievements and failures, their relations with the Church and foreign powers, and their overall influence on the suppression of the nobility and the development of the monarchy as the primary governing institution of both Scotland and England.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786452484
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/14/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 196
File size: 821 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Philip J. Potter is retired and lives in Hoschton, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 1

PART ONE: GOTHIC KINGS OF ENGLAND
Genealogical Charts 5
Pre-Norman Invasion, Late House of Anglo-Denmark, 1016–1066 8
CNUT, 995–1016–1035 9
HAROLD I, 1017–1035–1040 14
HARTHACNUT, 1018–1040–1042 17
EDWARD III, 1005–1042–1066 19
HAROLD II, 1022–1066–1066 26
House of Normandy, 1066–1154 35
WILLIAM I, 1027/28–1066–1087 35
WILLIAM II RUFUS, 1060–1087–1100 43
HENRY I, 1068–1100–1135 48
STEPHEN, 1096–1135–1154 54
House of Plantagenet, 1154–1399 61
HENRY II, 1133–1154–1189 61
RICHARD I, 1157–1189–1199 68
JOHN, 1167–1199–1216 75
HENRY III, 1207–1216–1272 82
EDWARD I, 1239–1272–1307 87
EDWARD II, 1284–1307–1327 94
EDWARD III, 1312–1327–1377 101
RICHARD II, 1367–1377–1399–1400 108

PART TWO: GOTHIC KINGS OF SCOTLAND
Genealogical Charts 117
House of Canmore, 1058–1290 119
MALCOLM III, 1031–1058–1093 119
DONALD III, 1033–1093–1097–1099 124
DUNCAN II, 1060–1094–1094 126
EDGAR I, 1074–1097–1107 128
ALEXANDER I, 1077–1107–1124 130
DAVID I, 1085–1124–1153 133
MALCOLM IV, 1141–1153–1165 141
WILLIAM I, 1143–1165–1214 144
ALEXANDER II, 1198–1214–1249 150
ALEXANDER III, 1241–1249–1286 155
MARGARET I, 1283–1286–1290 160
House of Bruce, 1292–1371 161
JOHN BALLIOL, 1250–1292–1296–1313 161
ROBERT I, 1274–1306–1329 164
DAVID II, 1324–1329–1371 174

Appendix: Contemporary Gothic Rulers of Europe 181
Bibliography 185
Index 187

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