MAP#41: King Louis VIII ‘The Lion’

Louis VIII The LionFrench King Louis VIII who as a young Prince invaded England with the support of the English barons with the hope of taking the throne from King John. He would rise to King in France and take part in the Albigensian Crusade to gain back his lands in Southern France. In this episode we’ll look at his invasion of England, participation in the crusades, his rise to King of France and his untimely death.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • First Barons’ War
  • Siege of Dover (1216)
  • Albigensian Crusade
  • And more…

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5 Responses to MAP#41: King Louis VIII ‘The Lion’
  1. brianpcombs
    August 27, 2013 | 14:50

    Great episode, but how can you discuss Louis’ wars with England without even mentioning William Marshal? 😉

  2. Archivist
    August 28, 2013 | 18:15

    Yeah It was a tough call. Marshal served England well. He deserves a podcast (or two) of his own!

  3. brianpcombs
    August 28, 2013 | 19:16

    Marshall’s is one of those stories that’s difficult to believe is true.

  4. helle
    July 25, 2014 | 07:41

    I’ll support podcasts on Marshal and an interview with Elizabeth Chadwick.

  5. Archivist
    September 1, 2014 | 20:49

    @helle Thanks! I’ll try to line up an interview. She has a very busy schedule.