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Edward the Confessor and Henry II

ByTimothy Enloe

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This thesis focuses on Edward the Confessor (r. 1042-1066), an Anglo-Saxon “sacral king” who was declared a saint a century after his death. in a century torn by strife between the Church and slowly emerging national powers, King Henry II used the political symbol of King Edward and his real, personal presence in this world as Saint Edward to support a strong royalist view of authority against the clericalist view of the English Church of his day. As both a king and a saint, Edward became a perfect illustration of the fundamental Medieval dilemma of how to reconcile and properly relate the “two orders” of Christian society, the temporal and the spiritual.

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Publication Date
Apr 15, 2011
Language
English
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Timothy Enloe

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Pages
87
Binding
Case Wrap
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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