To see the tangled knots of medieval interpersonal and international relationships, we need look no further than two of the most powerful, long-lasting, and entwined dynasties of the Middle Ages. This week, Danièle speaks with Catherine Hanley about two hundred years of rule by the houses of Plantagenet and Capet.
Catherine Hanley is a medieval historian and author, whose books include Louis: The French Prince who invaded England, Matilda: Empress, Queen, Warrior, and Two Houses, Two Kingdoms: A History of France and England, 1100-1300. You can learn more about her work on Catherine’s website or follow her on Twitter @CathHanley
Spotted in the wild in Gullivers bookshop in Wimborne today 😁😁 (and yes, it was already face out!). I was so happy that I might possibly have bought a few more books in the store than I originally intended … Still, you can’t have too much holiday reading, can you? pic.twitter.com/3wGEnR4Zbd
— Dr Catherine Hanley (@CathHanley) August 5, 2022
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Top Image: Detail of a miniature of Philip Augustus sending an envoy, and the envoy being received by Henry II and his queen. British Library MS Royal 16 G VI fol. 343v