The Plantagenets Part One: The Angevin Empire

The Angevin Empire, the vast domain ruled by Henry II of England and his sons Richard I and John, was an empire in all but name. Spanning from the English Channel to the Pyrenees Mountains, it included the Kingdom of England, the Duchy of Normandy, the Duchy of Aquitaine, and various other territories. The Angevin kings were powerful and influential figures in medieval Europe, playing a key role in the political and military landscape of the 12th and 13th centuries. Their reign was marked by both territorial expansion and internal conflict, as they sought to consolidate their power and maintain their grip on their vast empire.