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White Ship

by Charles Spencer

PUBLISHED: 10th June 2021 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9780008296841
ANNOTATION:
'As gripping as any thriller. History doesn't get any better than this' BILL BRYSON 'A brilliant read ... Spencer has a real facility for getting these characters to leap fully formed from the page ... Game of Thrones but in the real world' ANTHONY HOROWITZ
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PUBLISHED: 10th June 2021 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9780008296841
ANNOTATION:
'As gripping as any thriller. History doesn't get any better than this' BILL BRYSON 'A brilliant read ... Spencer has a real facility for getting these characters to leap fully formed from the page ... Game of Thrones but in the real world' ANTHONY HOROWITZ

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'As gripping as any thriller. History doesn't get any better than this' BILL BRYSON 'A brilliant read ... Spencer has a real facility for getting these characters to leap fully formed from the page ... Game of Thrones but in the real world' ANTHONY HOROWITZ

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'As gripping as any thriller. History doesn't get any better than this' BILL BRYSON 'A brilliant read ... Spencer has a real facility for getting these characters to leap fully formed from the page ... Game of Thrones but in the real world' ANTHONY HOROWITZ 'The medieval Titanic ... Charles Spencer explores with brilliance ... the gripping, tragic story of the White Ship ... and brings it to vivid and thrilling life in this superb book' KATE WILLIAMS PICKED AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 BY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, THE GUARDIAN, THE DAILY MAIL AND THE DAILY EXPRESS. 'Highly enjoyable' Simon Heffer 'Brilliant' Dan Jones 'Fascinating' Tom Bower The sinking of the White Ship on the 25th November 1120 is one of the greatest disasters that England has ever suffered. Its repercussions would change English and European history for ever. King Henry I was sailing for England in triumph after four years of fighting the French. Congregating with the king at the port of Barfleur on that freezing night was the cream of Anglo-Norman society, including the only legitimate heir to the throne. By 1120, Henry was the most formidable ruler in Europe with an enviable record on the battlefield, immense lands and wealth and unprecedented authority in his kingdoms. Everything he had worked for was finally achieved, and he was ready to hand it on to his beloved son, William

Author Biography

Charles Spencer was educated at Eton College and obtained his degree in Modern History at Magdalen College, Oxford. He was a reporter on NBC's Today show from 1986 until 1995, and is the author of seven books, including the Sunday Times bestsellers Blenheim: Battle for Europe (shortlisted for History Book of the Year, National Book Awards) and Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I.

Product Details

Author
Charles Spencer
Pages
352
Publisher
Harpercollins Publishers
Year
2021
ISBN-10
0008296847
ISBN-13
9780008296841
Publication Date
2021-06-10
Short Title
The White Ship
Language
English
Subtitle
Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I's Dream
Audience
General/Trade
Format
Paperback
UK Release Date
2021-06-10
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
AU Release Date
2021-06-10
NZ Release Date
2021-06-10
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