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King and Baronage (A.D. 1135-1327)

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In "King and Baronage (A.D. 1135-1327)" William Holden Hutton provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the relationship between the English monarchy and the aristocracy during the medieval period. Hutton's research is meticulous and his writing is clear and engaging, making this book a valuable resource for anyone interested in this period of English history.

One of the highlights of the book is Hutton's exploration of the power struggles and alliances that characterized the relationship between kings and barons during this time. He effectively demonstrates how both sides sought to assert and maintain their authority, leading to both cooperation and conflict. Hutton also delves into the social and economic factors that influenced these power dynamics, providing a well-rounded view of the period.

Overall, "King and Baronage (A.D. 1135-1327)" is a thorough and insightful study that sheds light on an important aspect of medieval English history. It is a must-read for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of the complex workings of power and politics in the Middle Ages.

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William Holden Hutton was a British historian and Dean of Winchester Cathedral. In this slim volume, Hutton writes of the long period of feudal anarchy following the death of King Henry I in 1135, during which Henry's implacable daughter, Mathilda, battled the ineffectual King Stephen. Hutton then describes the turbulent reign of the great King Henry II, the reigns of Kings Richard, John, Henry III, and of the first two Edwards, rulers who whether weak or strong, rigid or resourceful, were grimly opposed by their powerful barons. - Summary by Pamela Nagami

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