Magna Carta Conference Offers New Insights Into The 800-year-old Document

Magna Carta just celebrated its 800th birthday this past Monday. In honour of this incredible milestone, King’s College London, and the Magna Carta Project, hosted a 3 day conference dedicated to this historic document.

The Danes and the Marriage Break-up of Philip II of France

On 14 August 1193 the illustrious king Philip II of France repudiated his queen, Ingeborg, the daughter of the Danish king Valdemar I, during her coronation ceremony in Amiens cathedral. The events that followed, which merited twenty-four papal letters and the comment and speculation of several chroniclers across Europe.

The Illnesses of King Richard and King Philippe on the Third Crusade

For weeks both Richard and Philippe were close to the brink of death, before they finally recovered.

The Fall of the Angevin Empire

A damned inheritance, hopelessly over-extended and out-resourced by the kings of France? Or an effective empire thrown away by incompetence and harshness? John Gillingham weighs the blame for John’s loss of the Angevin dominions.

The Meetings of the Kings of France and England, 1066-1204

Between 1066 and 1154 the kings of France and of England are known to have met each other on five occasions: in 1079, 1109, 1113, 1120, and 1137.

Lackland: The Loss of Normandy in 1215

Nick Barratt argues that Normandy’s loss in the reign of King John has had a far-reaching impact on Britain.

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