The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England

The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England Author Dan Jones
ISBN-10 0143124927
ISBN-13 9780143124924
Year 2014-03-25
Pages 560
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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The New York Times bestseller that tells the story of Britains greatest and worst dynastya real life Game of Thrones The Wall Street Journal Look for Dan Jones The Templarsin September 2017 The first Plantagenet kings inherited a blood soaked realm from the Normans and transformed it into an empire that stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem In this epic narrative history of courage treachery ambition and deception Dan Jones resurrects the unruly royal dynasty that preceded the Tudors They produced Englands best and worst kings Henry II and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine twice a queen and the most famous woman in Christendom their son Richard the Lionheart who fought Saladin in the Third Crusade and his conniving brother King John who was forced to grant his people new rights under the Magna Carta the basis for our own bill of rights Combining the latest academic research with a gift for storytelling Jones vividly recreates the great battles of Bannockburn Crcy and Sluys and reveals how the maligned kings Edward II and Richard II met their downfalls This is the era of chivalry and the Black Death the Knights Templar the founding of parliament and the Hundred Years War when Englands national identity was forged by the sword

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