Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Friday 7th April - William Marshal draws a large audience

On Friday evening in Monkton Church Hall, Gareth Mills drew a large audience to his talk on 'William Marshal: the Greatest Knight'.
William Marshal is one of the great heroes of British history - a man whose life would make an amazing epic.  Yet many have not heard of him!  A younger son of a minor noble, he rose to become champion of the tournament and mentor to 4 kings: Henry II, Henry the Young King, King Richard I (Lionheart) and King John. He was an architect of Magna Carta 1215. Finally he became Regent following the death of John who left a young heir Henry III.  William epitomized knightly virtues and was unswervingly loyal. He was also Earl of Pembroke and was responsible for building the castle in stone.