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
Reviews The Restless Kings
- 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".
- 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.
- A rather interesting and fascinating read about the Angevin Kings and how they have shaped our modern world. Thoroughly enjoyable