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The Historians of Angevin England$
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Michael Staunton

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198769965

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198769965.001.0001

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Rebellion

Rebellion

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(p.185) 11 Rebellion
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The Historians of Angevin England
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Michael Staunton

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198769965.003.0011

This chapter looks at literary responses to the Great Revolt of 1173–4 and the subsequent rebellions against King Henry II by his sons. These events attracted a great deal of attention from contemporary writers, but, as is shown here, their concerns were quite different to those of modern commentators. Contemporaries looked primarily to long-established ideas about rebellion based on the Bible and classical and early medieval histories. Henry II’s initial successes against the rebels were seen as a sign of God’s favour and a portent of national reconciliation, but the later disasters that befell both the king and his sons came to be imputed to deeper flaws and failures at the heart of the royal dynasty.

Keywords:   rebellion, Henry II, Great Revolt of 1173–4, national reconciliation, God’s favour

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