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Anarchy

Anarchy Anarchy is the knuckle whitening third novel in Stewart Binns The Making of England series Ruthless brutality greed and ambition the AnarchyThe year is the thirty second year of the reign of He

  • Title: Anarchy
  • Author: Stewart Binns
  • ISBN: 9780718194598
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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, has lived through long Henry s reign and that of his grandfather, Henry I He has witnessed the terrifying civil war between Henry IAnarchy 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 Henry s reign and that of his grandfather, Henry I He has witnessed the terrifying civil war between Henry II s 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 England s most troubled eras Central to his account is the life of a knight he first met over fifty years earlier, Harold of Hereford.Harold s 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 England s past and its dormant hopes for the future.

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    1. One of the thing's that is beginning to increasingly annoy me about fiction, historical fiction is particular, is it seems to be getting harder to find authors whose books start well and actually get better as you progress through a series.Binns' first novel, Conquest, was in no short terms a fantastic, immersive, realistic and addictive read where the hero was fallible yet honourable. That book was arguably one of the finest historical fiction books I've read in terms of having a long term memo [...]

    2. Set out as quite a few books set in this period are, by someone telling the story of someone else, or someone telling their story to someone else…get over the initial groans, and you’ve got a really good, involving, interesting and evocative story. Here, it’s even a bit more convoluted, as the story teller is telling a story, as it was told to him by Harold of Hereward, in letters to his church friend high up in the Vatican. However, It continues and fits seamlessly after the previous book [...]

    3. Anarchy by Stewart Binns is a powerfully told story through the eyes of a 12th century letter named Folio. The tale he tells is about a remarkable man named Harold of Hereford. Of noble blood, Harold is one of nine knights who founded the Knights Templar. Harold is a savvy, cunning, and talented knight who throws his full support and loyalty behind Empress Matilda.The plot moves at a fast pace, with plenty of intrigue, conflict, and well-drawn out scenes that kept me flipping pages to learn what [...]

    4. Harold of Hereford is a man born of history and will grow up with the destiny of England in his grasp.Descended from a line of English heroes who have all fought for English liberty from Norman rule he must learn the ways of a warrior if he is to continue the fight.Sent from England to hone his skills in the war-torn Christian states of the Middle East, Harold and his loyal retainer Eadmer first travel to Venice to enlist in the Doges Navy. Tasked with helping defend Venice’s vast merchant fle [...]

    5. ReviewAnarchy:It’s such an apt name for the time period of this book, and one I’m ashamed to know little about.This title by Stewart Binns is something on the surface I should have found fault with, should have picked holes in. There is a certain amount of generality to the people, the nations, the time period. The plot misses so much rich depth that could have been added to the time period.And yet none of this matters, because the plot powers along at a wonderful pace, the characters are re [...]

    6. Great historical novel which gives a vivid account of 50 years in the life of knight and adventurer Harold of Hereford. A definite page-turner: I felt drawn right into that world. I already knew a bit about the crusades, the Knights Templar and some of the key events mentioned but I had no idea just how brutal and chaotic the civil war between Matilda and Stephen was – for everyone, peasant or knight. The book is told in a traditional, literary way through letters and there’s clearly a huge [...]

    7. Darn good yarn from Stewart Binns.He's managed to cram just about every English hero from the middle ages into one story from Hereward the Wake to Robin Hood. Damn good stuff. Recommended if you like Saxon/Norman/Crusades/Knights in yer book.

    8. don't get fooled by the title or the book cover, it lacks the action it promised and felt more inclined to discuss the romantic escapades of harold

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