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An event with

Claudia Gold

King of the North Wind

£5.00

Thursday 27th September 2018 at 6:30pm  |  Daunt Books Hampstead

Description

Henry II had all the gifts of the gods. He was charismatic, clever, learned, a brilliant tactician, with great physical strength and an astonishing self-belief. Virtually unbeaten in battle, Henry forged an empire that matched Charlemagne’s; in addition, he presided over a blossoming of culture and learning termed ‘the twelfth century Renaissance’. Yet it is the people around him who are remembered: his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, whom he seduced away from the French king; his sons Richard the Lionheart and John; Thomas Becket, murdered in his cathedral. Henry – so famed during his lifetime – has slipped into the shadows of history. Claudia Gold’s King of the North Wind offers a fresh evaluation of this great yet tragic ruler.  Claudia will be chatting about the book with historian and thriller writer Dominic Selwood.had all the gifts of the gods. He was charismatic, clever, learned, a brilliant tactician, with great physical strength and an astonishing self-belief. Virtually unbeaten in battle, Henry forged an empire that matched Charlemagne’s. He presided over a blossoming of culture and learning termed ‘the twelfth century Renaissance. Contemporaries described him as their ‘Alexander of the West’. And yet it is the people around him who are remembered: his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, whom he seduced away from the French king; his sons Richard the Lionheart and John; Thomas Becket, murdered in his cathedral. Henry – so famed during his lifetime – has slipped into the shadows of history. King of the North Wind offers a fresh evaluation of this great yet tragic ruler.  Claudia Gold will be in conversation with Dominic Selwood.

Event Details

Thursday 27th September at 6:30pm
Event takes place at Daunt Books Hampstead, 51 South End Road, London NW3 2QB.
Please collect your tickets at the venue.