"King has written a masterpiece that reveals how a medieval political community can both consume and then reconstitute itself and offers readers a king emblematic of his truncated, troubled age."--J.P./i>--J.P. Huffman "Choice "
About the Author
Edmund King is Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at the University of Sheffield, having joined the department in 1966 and holding a chair since 1989. He has held visiting fellowships at the Huntington Library, USA (where he was a Fulbright Scholar), and at All Souls College, Oxford, and has taught also at the universities of Connecticut and Michigan in the USA. He has published widely in the field of Medieval British History, including authoring the illustrated survey Medieval England, and editing The Anarchy of King Stephens Reign, which is one of the most highly regarded books in the field.