Tancred of Leece came to the throne of Sicily in its darkest hour. Mocked by his critics as the ‘Monkey King’, he was weakened by civil and religious unrest, and faced invasion by the mighty German Empire. But he never gave up, and through a mixture of energy and courage he fought his enemies at every step. His struggle against impossible odds illuminates the final gloomy days of the Kingdom of Sicily. Join Lars Brownworth as he looks at the tragic life of Norman Sicily’s last Hauteville King.