Plantagenets

Depiction of Matilda in the 12th-century Gospels of Henry the Lion

The Lady of the English: Matilda's quest for the English throne during the Anarchy reveals a tale of ambition, struggle, and resilience.

The White Ship

The White Ship Tragedy: The 1120 White Ship disaster claimed the English heir, sparking a succession crisis and the Anarchy.

Imaginary encounter between Richard the Lionheart and a Saracen, 13th-century manuscript

Richard the Lionheart confronts Saladin at Arsuf, a pivotal moment in medieval history, showcasing their fierce rivalry.

13th-century depiction of Henry and his legitimate children: (left to right) William, Young Henry, Richard, Matilda, Geoffrey, Eleanor, Joan, and John

King Henry II of England, a formidable ruler in the 12th century, wielded unprecedented power, reshaping legal systems and expanding royal authority.

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