In The Restless Kings, historian and author Dr. Nick Barratt presents the tumultuous struggle for supremacy between the first Plantagenet king, Henry II, and his four sons - a drama that tore apart the most powerful family in western Europe and shaped the future of two nations.
As well as exploring the personalities and crises facing these extraordinary people as a family, The Restless Kings follows them as they raced around western Europe, struggling to hold together a vast conglomeration of lands – often through force of arms – while constantly harried by their nominal overlord and arch rival, Philip Augustus, king of France.
Although the key events took place over 800 years ago, their significance still resonates today. The Restless Kings will challenge everything you assumed you knew about the medieval world. Above all, it brings to life some of the most remarkable, complex, flawed and brilliant monarchs ever to have sat on the English throne.Hear Nick discuss how these events, which took place over 800 years ago, still have significant resonance today.
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Reserve tickets at this website2019-03-12 19:30 2019-03-12 19:30 Europe/London The Restless Kings In The Restless Kings, historian and author Dr. Nick Barratt presents the tumultuous struggle for supremacy between the first Plantagenet king, Henry II, and his four sons. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/03/12/the-restless-kings-189703 The National Archives,Bessant Drive,,London
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