The shipwreck that sunk a royal dynasty

Charles Spencer gives a lecture on England’s early Norman monarchs and the White Ship disaster – the 1120 maritime tragedy that threw England’s royal line into disarray

Charles Spencer on the HistoryExtra podcast

In a talk from our virtual lecture series, author Charles Spencer discusses his book The White Ship, which explores the story of England’s early Norman monarchs and recounts a maritime tragedy that threw England’s royal line into disarray in 1120.

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