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Webinar - The English King of Spain that never was
Wed 31 May 2017, 18:00 – 19:00 BST
The tale of how the son of Edward III, John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster laid claim to, and attempted seizure of, the throne of Castile (Spain) by force for himself, his dynasty and country is a fascinating but unknown chapter in English medieval history.
If successful, Gaunt’s ambition would not only elevate his own prestige and power but also transform England’s ruling dynasty into the dominant power in Western Europe.
Set against the backdrop of the turbulent Hundred Years War conflict in the later fourteenth century, this webinar aims to explore the story with the aid of various diplomatic and administrative records held at The National Archives.
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