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14/12/2019 - 15/12/2019
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Dover Castle


The famously fractious Angevin royal family are spending the weeks before Christmas in England. Henry II is keen to see whether or not the hospitality of his new castle at Dover is fit for a King, as he has ordered. Will the family be charmed by the delights of Kent compared with the warmer parts of the Angevin Empire? And will Henry’s two powerful sons, Richard and John, and his equally powerful daughter-in-law, Constance of Brittany, be able to keep their various rivalries under wraps in front of the King? Perhaps Marie de France, an expert in courtly manners, will be able to help and make sure Christmas stays merry…