On his deathbed William the Conqueror divided his property between his three sons, Robert, William and Henry. One of them got England, one got Normandy and one GBP5,000 of silver. None of them was satisfied with what he received. It took much violence, treachery, sudden death and twenty years before one of them reigned supreme over all the Conqueror's lands.
Geoffrey of Monmouth, in his `Prophecies of Merlin', depicted them as two dragons and a lion with a mighty roar, but which would end up the winner, and what was the fate of the losers?
After the Conquest tells the story of the turbulent lives of the sons of the Conqueror.
Teresa Cole has been a teacher for thirty years. She has written several law books and a historical biography by Amberley, 'Henry V: The Life of the Warrior King & the Battle of Agincourt 1415' ('Cole understands the importance of drama... a thorough account of Henry's life' HISTORY OF WAR MAGAZINE). She lives just outside Bath.