Charles Spencer on the White Ship disaster
In this talk first delivered in September 2020, Charles Spencer explores the sinking of the White Ship in 1120
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. Written to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the shipwreck, Charles Spencer evokes the harsh and brutal story of the Normans from Conquest to Anarchy.
Charles Spencer was a reporter on NBC’s Today show from 1986 until 1995, and is the author of seven books, including two Sunday Times bestsellers – Blenheim: Battle for Europe (shortlisted for History Book of the Year, National Book Awards), Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I – and To Catch a King: Charles II’ s Great Escape