Join the virtual conversation with Charles Spencer with The National Arts Club
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, historian Charles Spencer follows the story from the Norman Conquest through to the decades known simply as “the Anarchy”: a brutal civil war between English and Norman barons, rebellious Welsh princes, and the Scottish king, all gambling to win in a desperate game of thrones.
Spencer, 9th Earl of Spencer and the author of The Sunday Times bestseller Blenheim: Battle for Europe, discusses his latest book with moderator Glenn Raucher.