image for Literary Event item typeNick Barratt in conversation with Dan Jones at Richmond Old Town Hall

Literary Event, Fri 16 Nov 2018


Whittaker Ave, Richmond,


The Restless Kings: The Story of Henry II and His Sons

In The Restless Kings Nick Barratt presents the tumultuous struggle for supremacy between the first Plantagenet king, Henry II, and his four sons - a drama that tore apart the most powerful family in western Europe and shaped the future of two nations.

Although the key events took place over 800 years ago, their significance still resonates today. Whether you’re looking for the root causes of Brexit or tension in the Middle East, their origins can be found in the actions of the Angevin kings of England.

The Restless Kings will challenge everything you assumed you knew about the medieval world. Above all, it brings to life some of the most remarkable, complex, flawed and brilliant monarchs ever to have sat on the English throne.

Nick Barratt is a historian, author and broadcaster. He is known for his role as chief genealogist for BBC series Who Do You Think You Are? and specialises in medieval state finance and fiscal history.

Tonight Nick will be in conversation with writer, historian and journalist Dan Jones.

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Event details

Dates Times
Fri 16 Nov 2018 19:30
Riverside Room


£10 / £8.50
Special £6.50 ticket price for Richmond Card holders



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Map reference: TQ 177746  Lat: 51.45884 Long: -0.30654

Tube/Rail: Richmond
Buses: 65, 33, H37, H22, R68, R70

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Richmond station


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