The King’s Men and the Queen’s Men in England, 1236-1272

The March session of the roundtable concluded with a very informative discussion on the Savoyards and Lusignans during the reform period. Having helped engineer the ouster of their younger rivals, the Savoyards find they 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. Stay tuned for the audio and video recording of the session to appear here, as well as for our April session and one of the most controversial episodes of Henry’s long reign: The Sicilian Business.

The Roundtable ended with a spin of the wheel of fortune to see which subscriber wins a pdf copy of the Book of the Month. Congratulations to Agata, who will receive her copy of Crusaders and Revolutionaries of the Thirteenth Century: De Montfort in tomorrow’s email.