Its learning and impartiality gave it much authority.
It was compiled with considerable care from the best accessible authorities, and is written generally with impartiality, and in a clear and simple style.
But his political insight and his impartiality entitle him to a high place among the historians of the 12th century.
Justice is administered, on the whole, with fairness and impartiality; but the taxation seems too heavy for the means of the people, indeed it is affirmed by trustworthy natives that the well-to-do classes are being gradually drained of their property.
In estimating the comparative advantages and disadvantages of this wearisome period of his life, he has summed up with the impartiality of a philosopher and the sagacity of a man of the world.