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Royal rivals? Medieval England and France’s tempestuous relationship

Catherine Hanley traces the great conflicts, and occasional friendships, between the rulers of medieval England and France

Published: July 12, 2022 at 11:15 am
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Catherine Hanley chronicles the greatest conflicts and alliances between England and France from 1100-1300, through the stories of the men, women and children involved. She explains to Emily Briffett how, in a time of personal monarchy, unexpected events, familial ties and personalities forged the fate of the two intertwined kingdoms.


Catherine Hanley is the author of Two Houses, Two Kingdoms: A History of France and England, 1100–1300 (Yale University Press, 2022)


Emily BriffettPodcast editorial assistant

Emily is HistoryExtra’s podcast editorial assistant. Before joining the BBC History team in 2021, Emily graduated with an MA in Public History from Royal Holloway, University of London


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