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Published: 07 April 2019

288 Pages | 12 black and white images

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198797814

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The Earl, the Kings, and the Chronicler

Robert Earl of Gloucester and the Reigns of Henry I and Stephen

Robert B. Patterson

  • The first full length biography of Robert, grandson of William the Conqueror and eldest son of King Henry I of England
  • Offers a unique insight into a great twelfth century baron and his family, and into the politics and government of his time
  • Provides an insight into Robert of Gloucester's transformation from a vassal of King Stephen into the rebel-leader of his opposition
  • Positions Earl Robert as a literary patron, playing a vital role in shaping medieval historiography with the commissioning of William of Malmesbury's Historia Novella