The White Ship : Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I's Dream

The White Ship : Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I's Dream

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The sinking of the White Ship in 1120 is one of the greatest disasters England has ever suffered. In one catastrophic night, the king's heir and the flower of Anglo-Norman society were drowned and the future of the crown was thrown violently off course. In a riveting narrative, Charles Spencer follows the story from the Norman Conquest through to the decades that would become known as the Anarchy: a civil war of untold violence that saw families turn in on each other with English and Norman barons, rebellious Welsh princes and the Scottish king all playing a part in a desperate game of thrones.

All because of the loss of one vessel - the White Ship - the medieval Titanic.

by Spencer, Charles | England
Published 10/06/2021 by HarperCollins Publishers (William Collins) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 352 pages