This is History podcast launches its first spin-off series

Hit podcast This is History, hosted by best-selling author, presenter and historian Dan Jones, has launched a spin-off series: This is History Presents… The Iron King.

The original This is History has so far delved into the bloody chaos undertaken by the Plantagenet dynasty, but they don’t have a monopoly on dysfunctional empires, as listeners will discover in the new spin-off series.

Canadian Medievalist, author and broadcaster Danièle Cybulskie is host of the six-part series which looks at the murderous regime of France’s famously beautiful king, Philip the Fair.

Despite his angelic face, Philip’s cold, calculated and psychopathic tendencies see him adopt a no-holds-barred approach to Kingship – one that would make even House of the Dragon’s Aemond Targaryen blush.

This relentless pursuit to ‘Make France Great Again’ results in Philip torturing hundreds of his own people, bankrupting his kingdom and slapping the Pope across the face.

His calamitous reign culminates in a Medieval-style Dr Phil-esque moment, as he accuses his sons’ wives of adultery and viciously murders their ‘lovers’. All this leaves his family on the precipice of a succession crisis that triggers The Hundred Years War.

This is History presents…The Iron King with Danièle Cybulskie will be available on all major podcast platforms from 21 May.

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