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The restless kings, Henry II, his sons and the wars for the Plantagenet crown
Publication year: 2018
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
In 'The Restless Kings' 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. Although the key events took place over 800 years ago, their significance still resonates today. Whether you're looking for the root causes of Brexit or tension in the Middle East, their origins can be found in the actions of the Angevin kings of England. 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 - whilst constantly harried by the their nominal overlord and arch rival, Philip Augustus, King of France.
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