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Anarchy Stewart Binns

Anarchy

Stewart Binns

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ISBN : 9780718194604
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512 pages
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Anarchy is the knuckle-whitening third novel in Stewart Binns The Making of England series.Ruthless brutality, greed and ambition: the AnarchyThe year is 1186, the thirty-second year of the reign of Henry II.Gilbert Foliot, Bishop of London, hasMoreAnarchy is the knuckle-whitening third novel in Stewart Binns The Making of England series.Ruthless brutality, greed and ambition: the AnarchyThe year is 1186, the thirty-second year of the reign of Henry II.Gilbert Foliot, Bishop of London, has lived through long Henrys reign and that of his grandfather, Henry I. He has witnessed the terrifying civil war between Henry IIs mother, the Empress Matilda, and her cousin, Stephen- a time so traumatic it becomes known as the Anarchy.The greatest letter writer of the 12th Century, Folio gives an intimate account of one of Englands most troubled eras. Central to his account is the life of a knight he first met over fifty years earlier, Harold of Hereford.Harolds life is an intriguing microcosm of the times. Born of noble blood and legendary lineage, he is one of the nine founders of the Knights Templar and a survivor of the fearsome battles of the Crusader States in the Holy Land.Harold is loyal warrior in the cause of the Empress Matilda. On his broad shoulders, Harold carries the legacy of Englands past and its dormant hopes for the future.