The King and his castle: how Henry II rebuilt his reputation

taken from the BBC History magazine Henry II spent vast sums making Dover Castle the mightiest fortress in the land. Yet, as┬áJohn Gillinghamargues, he did so not to protect his realm but to save face following the murder of Thomas Becket On the evening of the fifth day of Christmas 1170, as the monks ofContinue reading “The King and his castle: how Henry II rebuilt his reputation”