Chapter: English Literature During The Middle Ages
So man, if you thought King William was a douche, you haven't read about King Stephen. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle offers not a single kind word about him; he was, in their esteem, simply evil. He burned churches, tortured citizens, and robbed the wealth of others with reckless abandon. As before, I'll quote from the Norton's translation: "They were constantly making the villages pay taxes, which they called 'protection money.'" Yep, you read that right - King Stephen's court was the mob.
On the upside, I'm assuming that England was allowed to eat meat again.
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