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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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The Battles of God and King Richard

The Battles of God and King Richard

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(p.236) 13 The Battles of God and King Richard
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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/9780198769965.003.0013

This chapter looks at the representation of King Richard in war, particularly in the Holy Land and on the way there. English historians’ accounts of King Richard’s wars have usually been examined for the information they provide of military engagements, or for how they illustrate his image as the ideal knight-king. Here the emphasis is instead on the role of the divine. References to God’s role in battle are so obvious in medieval histories that they may easily be ignored, but, as shown here, there is much complexity in the presentation of such a role by these twelfth-century historians of Angevin England.

Keywords:   Angevin England, King Richard, wars, twelfth century, knight-king, battle

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