Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Conqueror's Son: Duke Robert Curthose, Thwarted King (Paperback)
  • Conqueror's Son: Duke Robert Curthose, Thwarted King (Paperback)
zoom

Conqueror's Son: Duke Robert Curthose, Thwarted King (Paperback)

(author)
£12.99
Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 27/04/2018
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Duke Robert of Normandy, eldest son of William the Conqueror, was one of the greatest kings England never had. Instead, his reputation was distorted by the English chroniclers to give legitimacy to the claims to the throne of Robert's two brothers, William Rufus and Henry I. This man, known to history as a rebel, a lazy ruler and an incompetent idler, is shown by Katherine Lack to have been the victim of a carefully constructed web of medieval spin. He has had 900 years of bad publicity as an undutiful son, harassing his father with acts of insubordination, spending money so recklessly that he had to sell his lands in Normandy to his brothers. The portrait that emerges in Conqueror's Son is that of a worthy son of a great father, whose peace-making exploits on the Scottish borders, faithfulness and courage as a leading crusader and return in triumph with a foreign beauty as his bride give a whole new dimension to our view of England under the Normans. Katherine Lack sets out to redress the balance of opinion on Robert Curthose. What emerges is a fascinating revision of our understanding of William the Conqueror and his complex relations with his sons.

Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780750986823
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Edition: New edition

You may also be interested in...

Henry VIII and the men who made him
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Testament Of Youth
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
What Happened
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Bloody Brilliant Women
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Becoming
Added to basket
£25.00   £12.50
Hardback
Jane Austen at Home
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2
Added to basket
The Diary of a Young Girl
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different
Added to basket
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Added to basket
The Spy and the Traitor
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
The Shepherd's Life
Added to basket
On Leopard Rock: A Life of Adventures
Added to basket
First Man In
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback
To Catch A King
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.49
Paperback
M
Added to basket
M
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.