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William Marshal Conquers BBC

Great news to all ardent admirers, but also to those who have never heard of Henry the Young King's friend and most celebrated champion,William Marshal. There is a BBC Two Programme about him coming on Wednesday, 26 March. Written and presented by Dr Thomas Asbridge (the author of the brilliant The First Crusade: A New History) and directed by Mr Jack MacInnes, it is going to bring pure joy to the watchers and make William Marshal proud again. At least I sincerely hope so :-) Many thanks to my friend Anerje for letting me know about it.

I am also reading, which I find even more exciting, that Dr Asbridge's latest book, A Knight's Tale, will be published in December 2014. It is going to be a "facinating and revealing” biography of William Marshal. Looking forward to it!


  1. Read your comment about being contacted about the programme - how exciting! Really looking forward to a Plantagenet filled week!

    1. I guess I'll have to wait before I can watch it here, in Poland :-)

  2. Wish I could watch it in the US. Hopefully one day! :)

    1. We are sharing the same fate, dear Marsha! Hopefully one day :-)

  3. Ja w takich sytacjach zawsze korzystam z internetowych live streamów :). Ale te dwa odcinki o Plantagenetach oczywiście przegapiłam i teraz muszę czekać aż jakaś dobra dusza wrzuci je na youtube... Bo na polskim BBC pewnie puszczą, ale za rok albo i dwa. W każdym razie dzięki za info, o Williamie tym razem nie zapomnę :D.

    1. Kasiu, jak miło, że napisałaś. Co u Ciebie? Ja rozpoczęłam nowego bloga, ale z powodu mojej obecnej sytuacji rodzinnej, wszystko troszeczkę "stanęło w miejscu" :-( Jeśli kiedykolwiek miałabyś ochotę napisać gościnny tekst o Henryku Probusie, zapraszam :-)


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