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The White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I's Dream

by Charles Spencer

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Published 10th June 2021, 352 pages
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THE #2 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

‘As gripping as any thriller. History doesn’t get any better than this’ BILL BRYSON ‘A brilliant read … Game of Thrones but in the real world’ ANTHONY HOROWITZ

PICKED AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 BY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH , THE GUARDIAN , THE DAILY MAIL AND THE DAILY EXPRESS .

The sinking of the White Ship in 1120 is one of the greatest disasters England has ever suffered. In one catastrophic night, the king’s heir and the flower of Anglo-Norman society were drowned and the future of the crown was thrown violently off course.

In a riveting narrative, Charles Spencer follows the story from the Norman Conquest through to the decades that would become known as the Anarchy: a civil war of untold violence that saw families turn in on each other with English and Norman barons, rebellious Welsh princes and the Scottish king all playing a part in a desperate game of thrones. All because of the loss of one vessel - the White Ship - the medieval Titanic .

‘Highly enjoyable’ Simon Heffer
‘Brilliant’ Dan Jones
‘Fascinating’ Tom Bower

The #2 Sunday Times bestseller on Sunday 18 June 2021

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The White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I's Dream
by Charles Spencer

ISBN
9780008296841

Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
June 10, 2021

Dimensions
19.8cm x 12.9cm x 2.3cm

Page count
352 pages