Greetings Friends of the Center!
Join us at our first Book Talk of the year, featuring Professor Hugh Thomas!
Power and Pleasure
Court Life under King John, 1199-1216
*Based on extensive royal records
*Discusses how court life produced both power and pleasure for rulers and their courtiers
*Places John's court in a broader context, showing similarities with contemporary courts in Europe and the Islamic world and suggesting gradual but cumulatively radical change over the long term in the development of courts