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Sir Robert W., Scottish physician, 1857-1939. See: Philip glands.
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The text of Chantilly 869 is entitled Chronique des Rois de France and includes a history of the kings of France from the Trojan origins of the Franks to Philip Augustus inclusively.
Among the extraordinary features of this altogether extraordinary Chronique is the fact that the Anonymous concludes his work with a translation of Guillaume le Breton's Philippide, a Latin verse panegyric of over 9,000 lines, originally written by Guillaume, chaplain to Philip Augustus, to commemorate Philip's victory at Bouvines in 1214.
The basis of Philippe of Flanders's tenure of Vermandois and its allied counties was a grant by Louis VII in 1179, confirmed by Philip Augustus himself in 1180, but which the king now sought to revoke, demanding that the counties be returned.
Seen seriatim, the episodes that make up the repeated encounters between king and nobility give voice to a profound critique of the ethical structure of chivalric ideology which, by the reign of Philip Augustus, had come to prize above all else courage and what Duby has called the "arabesques of boldness.
creatures of the king, of a private, domestic, even familial order, furnished by an incipient service aristocracy which, already by the time of Philip Augustus, had succeeded in supplanting the barons and prelates in the royal court and in the court of the king's mind.
By Bouvines, Philip Augustus had learned his lesson well; his triumph is the triumph of management and planning over proesce and hardiesce; of the collectivity over the feudal aristocracy.
What is involved here is an extended metaphor for the shift from feudal to administrative kingship that, as John Baldwin has shown us, characterized the governmental innovations of the reign of Philip Augustus.
869, although dating from the fifteenth century, possesses a much more complete version of the Chronique des Rois de France than does Vatican 624, since it includes a history of the kings of France from the Trojan origins of the Franks to Philip Augustus inclusively, whereas the Vatican version begins only with a life of Charlemagne, as translated from the Vita Karoli of Einhard.
The ensuing squabble quickly turned to full-scale revolt, and as supreme overlord of both John and Hugh, Philip Augustus was provided with an easy opportunity to intervene directly in Angevin affairs.
After a lengthy siege during which local residents were condemned to a horrific existence of depravation and starvation, trapped between the castle walls and the besieging army, Philip Augustus stormed the fortress on March 6th, 1204.
It was in part the breakdown of this feudal understanding that allowed Philip Augustus to convince the inhabitants of Rouen to accept him as their new lord since their old one, King John, was doing nothing to safeguard them.
But even Duby looks over his shoulder to wonder what would have become of the kingdom of France if the second son of Philip Augustus, Philip Hurepel, had had a less ambiguous status compared to that of Louis VIII.