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Like Father Like Son? Henry III’s Tomb at Westminster Abbey as a Case Study in Late Thirteenth-Century English Kingship

Who was this king, and who made this grand monument to him? An inscription around the edge of the upper tomb chest identifies its occupant as Henry III, the English king who died in 1272 after a reign of fifty-six years.

The Fortune of War: Henry I and Normandy, 1116 – 1120

The Fortune of War: Henry I and Normandy, 1116 – 1120 Dillon Byrd Oklahoma Christian University, Tau Sigma, Journal of Historical Studies, Vol.21 (2013) Abstract Henry I had great success in keeping the peace in England and Normandy, aside from the first two years of his reign. There were only two Norman uprisings against Henry, the first […]

Comital Authority, Accountability and the Personnel of Comital Administration in Greater Anjou, 1129-51

This paper was part of SESSION VIII:Power & Politics in the Long Twelfth Century. It examined the charters of Geoffrey of

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.

Interview with Dan Jones, author of The Plantagenets: The Kings Who Made England

The Plantagenets: The Kings Who Made England, is being released in May 2012.

The Civil War of 1459 to 1461 in the Welsh Marches – Part I

The Civil War of 1459 to 1461 in the Welsh Marches – Part I Hodges, Geoffrey The Ricardian (1984) Abstract The civil war which brought the house of York to the throne in 1461 included two dramatic events in the middle March of Wales, which for various reasons have been somewhat ignored. The first of these, […]

Joanna, Queen of Sicily

Joanna, Queen of Sicily By Dana Cushing The Plantagenet Connection, v. 8 n. 1 (Summer 2000) Introduction: In my studies of the Third Crusade there has been the occasional but recurring mention of an English princess, whose name is given variously as Giovanna della Inglese, Jehanne, or Joanna Plantagenet. Although her life became inextricably bound […]

A Building Site in Early Sixteenth-Century Normandy: The Castle of Gaillon, Organization, Workers, Materials and Technologies

The castle of Gaillon, built in Normandy between 1498 and 1510 for cardinal Georges I d’Amboise, has been considered one of the first and most significant achievements of the early French Renaissance.

Geoffrey Plantagenet: surname inspirer

The nickname Plante Genest of Geffrey, count of Anjou is generally taken to have inspired Plantagenet even though this is not in evidence as a royal surname until three hundred years after his death.

Friendly Fire: The Disastrous Politics of Friendship in the Alliterative Morte Arthure

Friendly Fire: The Disastrous Politics of Friendship in the Alliterative Morte Arthure Chism, Christine Arthuriana 20.2 (2010) Abstract This article counterposes the Alliterative Morte Arthure with the late fourteenth-century court of Richard II to explore the politics of royal friendship, patronage, and chivalric noriture, arguing that the poem responds to the contemporaneous politicization of the king’s […]

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