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

by Nick Barratt

Hardcover, 2019

Status

Available

Call number

942.03

Publication

Faber & Faber (2019), Edition: Main, 416 pages

Description

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.

Awards

HWA Crown Awards (Longlist — Non-Fiction — 2019)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

416 p.; 6.25 inches

ISBN

0571329101 / 9780571329106

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