Henry VIII and Henry the Young King

John Guy chats about his new biography of the much-married Tudor monarch, while Thomas Asbridge recalls a forgotten medieval king and his friendship with the knight William Marshal


Tudor historian John Guy, author of a new short biography of Henry VIII, discusses the Tudor king’s life and relationships and what he’s learned about Henry over his many years of research. Meanwhile, medievalist Thomas Asbridge tells us about a 12th-century English king who never sat on the throne and his friendship with William Marshal, famed as ‘the greatest knight’.