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Tales From the Long Twelfth Century: The Rise and Fall of the Angevin Empire

Richard Huscroft


This book tells the story of England's great medieval Angevin dynasty in an entirely new way. Departing from the usual king-centric narrative, each chapter centers on the experiences of a particular man or woman who contributed to the broad sweep of events. Whether noble and brave or flawed and fallible, each participant was struggling to survive in the face of uncontrollable forces. Princes, princesses, priests, heroes, relatives, friends, and others—some well-known and others obscure—all were embroiled in the drama of historic events. Under Henry II and his sons Richard I (the Lionheart) and ... More

Keywords: Angevin dynasty, medieval England, Henry II, Richard I, Richard the Lionheart, British Isles, modern France

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780300187250
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300187250.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Huscroft, author
Westminster School, London