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The Devil’s Brood: Part I-The Anarchy

June 13, 2019

The Devil's Brood examines the Angevin Dynasty, otherwise known as the Plantagenets, which ruled over England and the greater part of France until John lost most of the family lands in Europe. Henry II was the first Angevin king of England, but Part I will present the Anarchy, the struggle for the English throne between Henry's mother Empress Matilda and her cousin Stephen.

Sources:

The Plantagenets: the Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England-Dan Jones

The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones-Thomas Asbridge

Tales from the Long Twelfth Century: The Rise and Fall of the Angevin Empire-Richard Huscroft

King Stephen-Edmund King

The Empress Matilda, Queen Consort, Queen Mother and Lady of the English-Marjorie Chibnall

Henry II-W.L. Warren

 

Image Credit: King Henry II and his chlidren (left to right: William, Henry the young King, Richard Lionheart, Matilda, Geoffrey, Eleonor, Joan, John Lackland)

By Anonymus - http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMIN.ASP?Size=mid&IllID=49987, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14711475