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Chronological recounting of the life of King Stephen of England between the years 1135 and 1154 (i.e. the entirety of his reign) - also known as the period of "the anarchy," "when Christ and his saints slept" and Stephen and his cousin the Empress Matilda (daughter of Stephen's predecessor Henry I) battled for control of England and Normandy. I'm not well-informed enough to know whether the history has been superseded by later scholars, but the book itself is short and extremely readable.
Ralph Henry Carless Davis (7 October 1918 in Oxford – 12 March 1991 in Oxford), always known publicly as R. H. C. Davis, was a British historian and educator specialising in the European Middle Ages. He was a leading exponent of strict documentary analysis and interpretation, was keenly interested in architecture and art in history, and was successful at communicating to the public and as a teache ...moreMore about R.H.C. Davis