The Restless Kings by Nick Barratt

The Restless Kings

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.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 va...

Details The Restless Kings

TitleThe Restless Kings
Release DateJan 15th, 2019
PublisherFaber Faber
GenreHistory, Nonfiction, Historical, Medieval, European Literature, British Literature

Reviews The Restless Kings

  • Blair Hodgkinson
    This history jumps all over the place from endings to beginnings to middle of reign back and forth through the years of Henry II, Richard I and John. In some books that jumping around format would be the kiss of death but Barratt manages it very nicely and produces a very readable study of the reigns of the three "restless kings".
  • David Bruce
    It’s good, old-fashioned, intelligent history; full of kings, battles and laws. The impact of the period on our times was over-stated (nothing in the past is irrelevant to the present, even if it’s just something to be avoided), but the development of financial administration and the shift from a family empire to the realm of England was very well set out.
  • Jasmine
    A rather interesting and fascinating read about the Angevin Kings and how they have shaped our modern world. Thoroughly enjoyable