Free Read [Children's Book] ò The Troubled Reign Of King Stephen - by John T. Appleby ✓

By John T. Appleby | Comments: ( 155 ) | Date: ( Mar 28, 2020 )


  • Title: The Troubled Reign Of King Stephen
  • Author: John T. Appleby
  • ISBN: 9780713515640
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

John T. Appleby

Arkansas native John Tate Jack Appleby was a biographer of English kings of the twelfth and early thirteenth centuries and a long time associate editor of the American Historical Review He is best remembered in the Borough of St Edmundsbury in southeastern England, where he served in the U.S Army Air Force during the final months of World War II and traveled by bicycle then and just after the war Appleby s memoir of those times, Suffolk Summer, has remained in print since its publication in 1948.Appleby received his AB degree in English, cum laude, from Harvard College in 1928 He then went to Paris to study at the Sorbonne while working as a reporter for the Paris Times He moved to Washington DC, where he wrote a column, Post Impressions, and book reviews for the Washington Post During the final months of World War II, he served as a trainer in celestial navigation for pilots in the Eighth Air Force, stationed on two bases in Suffolk He never married or had children.After the war, Appleby returned to Fayetteville to operate one of his family s apple orchards and to write His first work, Suffolk Summer, published by East Anglian Magazine, Ltd in 1948, was an affectionate record of the months he had spent bicycling around East Anglia, enjoying the working landscapes of the region and the friends he met there With its completion, Appleby began the first of several scholarly biographies of English kings In 1953, this project took him back to Washington DC, where he deciphered and translated the Latin text of the Close and Patent Rolls, the private letters and public announcements of King John s seventeen year reign 1199 1216 , which became the basis of his book In 1959, the year of publication of this first history, John, King of England, Appleby became membership secretary of the American Historical Association he soon began to work primarily on the American Historical Review AHR , the association s journal, and served in its Washington DC office as its associate editor until his death, while continuing his own scholarly writing with books about the reigns of Stephen, Henry II, and Richard I encyclopediaofarkansas

Comments The Troubled Reign Of King Stephen

  • Cecily Felber

    This is, no surprise, one of the core books of my research into 12th century England for my novels.As a detailed narrative of what happened and who was involved, according to the various chroniclers of the period, it's a wonderful and valuable compendium. Where I have problems with it is Appleby's mostly uncritical acceptance of what those chroniclers say. Chroniclers of this time, who were almost invariably clergy/monks, have to be read with certain basic realizations in mind: they were often f [...]

  • Warren Dunham

    King Stephen is probably one of the least known kings of England by most people and those who do know him think of him as a bad king. why is that? Well, hence me reading this book. Well there are a lot of reasons first of all he did make a lot of mistakes he was lenient when he should have been harsh, harsh when he should have been lenient, made bad military decisions, and pushed the church when he shouldn't have. On the other hand he had major challenges to the throne through out his reign from [...]

  • Ethan

    Appleby thoroughly covers the key events of Stephen's reign. In addition, the style is readable. However, this study is weakened by the author's open distaste for key figures such as the Empress, Henry Bishop of Winchester, and Ranulf of Chester; yet Stephen's virtues are trumpeted. All in all, I would hesitate to recommend this biography since more nuanced histories are available.

  • Blair Hodgkinson

    Very useful book chronicles the events of the anarchy of Stephen's reign nicely. There is less analysis than a true biography, and the events are unfolded in a clear, fairly detached manner that allows the readers to draw many of their own conclusions.

  • Ellis Knox

    Read this one for a term paper.

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