Henry the Young King Blog is taking a break till around 22nd April, but before we say “Goodbye!” to our readers we would like to recommend a few blogposts dealing with Henry the Young King's April anniversaries, but also a few brilliant texts by our friends and fellow bloggers.
Here they are:
Our last year's post about eventful 1st April and about Henry the Young King's whereabouts on 10 April 1155.
Wonderful post by our friend Richard Willis about Richard I's death (6 April 1199).
Smash hit by the author Elizabeth Chadwick here (about the new BBC production on William Marshal).
Fascinating and “exotic” post by Edward II's champion, Kathryn Warner, about the Saracens and a Gascon at Edward's court.
Brilliant post by our friend Anerje about creative, inventive and deliberately insulting Piers Gaveston :-)
Highly interesting post by our friend Gabriele about the place where Henry the Young King's brother-in-law, Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria, had his famous Gospels created.
I would also like to recommend a new site about Robert Curthose by the author Austin Hernon. If you are eager to learn more about William the Conqueror's son it is well worth visiting.
We would like to say big “Thank you!” to Ms. Marsha Lambert, our friend and benefactor, for all the links and recommendations. Marsha wrote a brilliant review about Mr Hernon's novel, Robert the Wayward Prince, here. Enjoy!
And here's our goodbye Henry the Young King quote:
“… no sooner was the helmet on his head than he assumed a lofty air, and became impetuous, bold and fiercer than any wild beast”
Gerald of Wales: On Henry II and his Sons, from the Topography of Ireland, chapters 49-50