Philip II of France
Lecture no. 20 from the course: The High Middle Ages
Taught by Professor Philip Daileader | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
The French monarchy is one of the era's great comeback stories. The king most responsible for this turnaround was Philip II Augustus (1180-1223). A combat-averse hypochondriac, he outwitted rivals and laid the basis for French greatness.