March 2024 Roundtable

The Roundtable continued their informative discussion on the two most prominent groups of foreigners at Henry’s court during the long years of his personal rule. It’s 1258, the beginning of the reform period, and the Savoyards, the so-called Queen’s Men, have engineered the ouster of their younger rivals the Lusignans (King’s Men) from the realm, but they soon find they will have to reach an accommodation with them in order to counter a more serious threat: Simon de Montfort. The general consensus of the panel is that both factions ultimately had a positive effect on what Henry hoped to accomplish as king.

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