Lincoln Book Festival 2020 – Online Author Talk – David Carpenter

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Lincoln Book Festival 2020 – Online Author Talk – David Carpenter

David Carpenter
Henry III The Rise to Power and Personal Rule, 1207-1258 (Yale University Press, 2020)

In this video recorded exclusively for Lincoln Book Festival, David Carpenter discusses his new biography of Henry III, explaining why the long-serving medieval monarch is such a fascinating subject for historians to study, showcasing some remarkable artefacts, and revealing Henry’s macabre connection to Lincoln.

David Carpenter is professor of medieval history at King’s College London and one of Britain’s foremost medievalists. He is the author of numerous books including a new study of Magna Carta.

The first in a ground-breaking two-volume history of Henry III’s rule, David Carpenter’s latest book brings to life Henry’s character and reign as never before. Using source material of unparalleled richness—material that makes it possible to get closer to Henry than any other medieval monarch—he stresses the king’s achievements as well as his failures while offering an entirely new perspective on the intimate connections between medieval politics and religion.

We hope you enjoy this video by one of our scheduled guest authors for 2020 – look out for more online author talks on our website, social media and YouTube channel.