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Robert Curthose, Duke of Normandy

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ISBN 9780674331228

Publication Date: 01/01/1920

271 pages

9 maps


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  • Preface
  • List of Abbreviations
  • I: Youth
    • Parentage and birth
    • Tutors and education
    • Initiation into politics
    • Official position under the Conqueror
    • Bright promise of Robert’s youth
  • II Rebellion and Exile
    • Robert’s character and personal appearance
    • First rebellion and exile
    • Gerberoy
    • Robert in the active service of the king
    • Second rebellion and exile
    • Death of the Conqueror
  • III. Independent Rule, 1087–95
    • Robert’s accession to the duchy
    • Unsuccessful attempt to gain the English crown
    • William Rufus against Robert Curthose
    • Robert and William as allies
    • The loss of Maine
    • Weakness and failure of Robert’s government
    • Renewed war with William Rufus
  • IV. The Crusade
    • Introduction
    • The Crusade launched in Normandy
    • Preparations for the Crusade
    • From Normandy to Nicaea
    • From Nicaea to Antioch
    • Antioch, 1097–98
    • The advance upon Jerusalem
    • The capture of Jerusalem
    • The battle of Ascalon
    • Robert’s return from Jerusalem to Italy
    • Estimate of Robert as a crusader
  • V. Failure to Gain the English Crown
    • Death of William Rufus and accession of Henry I
    • Robert’s return from the Crusade
    • The end of Norman rule in Maine
    • Conspiracy to gain the English crown
    • Norman invasion of England
    • The treaty of Alton, 1101
  • VI. The Loss of Normandy
    • Sequel to the treaty of Alton
    • Robert Curthose and Robert of Bellême
    • Private war in Normandy and intervention of Henry I
    • Robert and the church
    • Preparations of Henry I for the conquest of Normandy
    • English invasion of Normandy, 1105
    • The campaign of Tinchebray, 1106
  • VII. Last Years and Death
    • Settlement of Normandy after Tinchebray
    • Disposal of the captives
    • William Clito, last hope of a lost cause
    • Robert’s vicissitudes in captivity
    • Death of Robert Curthose
  • VIII. Robert Curthose in Legend
    • Early growth of legends concerning Robert
    • His legendary exploits on the Crusade
    • His refusal of the crown of Jerusalem
    • Legends connected with his long imprisonment
    • The tale of the scarlet robe
  • Appendices
    • A. Note on the Sources
    • Β. De Iniusta Vexatione Willelmi Episcopi Primi
    • C. Arnulf of Chocques, Chaplain of Robert Curthose
    • D. Robert’s Companions on the Crusade
    • E. Laodicea and the First Crusade
    • F. The Battle of Tinchebray
    • G. The Robert Medallion in Suger’s Stained-Glass Window at Saint-Denis
  • Index

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