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.
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.
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.