Henry of Blois was the brother of King Stephen and was the Bishop of Winchester and Abbot of Glastonbury during the twelfth century. He was a formidable power-player during the reign of his brother and was also involved with Henry II over the struggles between the king and Thomas Becket. He has been too long a shadowy figure lurking in the background during the reign of his brother. This biography, the first full-length biography of the Bishop, brings Henry of Blois centre-stage and examines him in detail, as a bishop, king-maker and patron of the arts. The book also contains English translation of the letters to and from the Bishop, his acts and accounts of him in ancient chronicles to assist those want to continue their research of the Bishop.
|Title:||Henry of Blois: Prince Bishop of the Twelfth Century Renaissance||Publisher:||PublishAmerica|
|Author:||Michael R Davis|
|No. of Pages:||630|
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