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The Restless Kings: Henry II, His Sons and the Wars for the Plantagenet Crown

Author: Nick Barratt.

The Restless Kings: Henry II, His Sons and the Wars for the Plantagenet Crown

Author: Nick Barratt.

$7.98
Item #: D21753
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Publication Date: 2019
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571329113
The first Plantagenet king, Henry II, secured his throne against his four sons—a drama that tore apart the most powerful family in Western Europe and shaped the future of two nations. Through force of arms, Henry II won an empire which was then lost by his son, John. While recounting these events from over 800 years ago, Nick Barratt reveals ... More
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The first Plantagenet king, Henry II, secured his throne against his four sons—a drama that tore apart the most powerful family in Western Europe and shaped the future of two nations. Through force of arms, Henry II won an empire which was then lost by his son, John. While recounting these events from over 800 years ago, Nick Barratt reveals how the root causes of Brexit can be found in King John's retreat from Europe, and the seeds of the current tensions in the Middle East were sown by Richard the Lionheart's Crusade in the Holy Land.

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