The Reign of Richard Lionheart: Ruler of The Angevin Empire, 1189-1199

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Routledge, Jun 11, 2014 - History - 304 pages
This ground-breaking and substantive new history considers Richard's reign from a perspective that is as much French as English. Viewing the king himself as a great military commander, it also shows him as a more competent administrator than previously acknowledged. Modern revisionist work allows the authors to correct many misconceptions about Richard's French possessions, and recent scholarship on his rival, Philip Augustus, permits examination of the formidable threat that the resurgent Capetian monarchy represented.

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Editors Preface
The historians balancesheet
The character of the Angevin empire
The problem of Philip Augustus and growing French royal
count of Poitou 117289
Richards accession and preparations for the Third Crusade
Richards governance of England prior to departure
The government of England during the Third Crusade
The government of England under Hubert Walter
The duchy of Normandy
Greater Anjou
The duchy of Aquitaine
Richards warfare following the crusade 119399
Richard in retrospect

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Ralph V. Turner, Richard R. Heiser

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