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Louis: The French Prince Who Invaded England

Catherine Hanley

Abstract

In 1215 a group of English barons, dissatisfied with the weak and despicable King John, decided that they needed a new monarch. They wanted a strong, experienced man, of royal blood, and they found him on the other side of the Channel: astonishingly, the most attractive candidate for the crown of England was Louis, eldest son and heir of the king of France. This fascinating biography of England's least-known ‘king’ — and the first to be written in English — explores the life and times of ‘Louis VIII the Lion’ before, during, and beyond his quest for the English throne. It illuminates the natio ... More

Keywords: national culture, power, politics, England, France, barons, King John, Louis VIII the Lion, invasion, Albigensian crusade

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780300217452
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300217452.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine Hanley, author