The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets
Author: Dan Jones
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2014-03-25
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780143124924

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The New York Times bestseller, from the author of Powers and Thrones, that tells the story of Britain’s greatest and worst dynasty—“a real-life Game of Thrones” (The Wall Street Journal) 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 England’s 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, Crécy, 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 England’s national identity was forged by the sword.

The Plantagenets The Kings Who Made England

The Plantagenets  The Kings Who Made England
Author: Dan Jones
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2012-05-10
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780007457496

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Eight generations of the greatest and worst kings and queens that this country has ever seen – from the White Ship to the Lionheart, bad King John to the Black Prince and John of Gaunt – this is the dynasty that invented England as we still know it today – great history to appeal to readers of Ken Follet, Bernard Cornwell, Tom Holland

The Plantagenets The Kings That Made Britain

The Plantagenets  The Kings That Made Britain
Author: Derek Wilson
Publsiher: Quercus
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-12-09
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781623655914

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Plantagenet is the name given to the English royal house descended from the union of Queen Matilda of England and her second husband Geoffrey of Anjou. The name derived from Geoffrey's nickname, which came from the sprig of broom (planta genet) which he wore in his hat. The Plantagenets ruled England for more than three hundred years, from the accession of reign of the dynasty's founder, Matilda and Geoffrey's son, Henry II, in 1154, to the death of the last Plantagenet, Richard III, at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. The Plantagenets: The Kings That Made Britain is a compelling, year-by-year chronology of a tumultuous and critical period in the development of the English nation. Each year is covered by a concise, informative and accessible narrative, amplified by extensive quotation from contemporary sources and accompanied by generously captioned and stunning images of the period-including illuminations, portraits, maps, royal seals, tapestries and other artifacts. Authoritative, informative and sumptuous, and compiled by a scholar who is steeped in knowledge of the period, The Plantagenets: The Kings That Made Britain brings a critical era of English history dramatically and vividly to life. It is the perfect gift book for anyone with a love of, or fascination for, medieval English history.

The Hollow Crown

The Hollow Crown
Author: Dan Jones
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2014-09-02
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780571288090

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'The Hollow Crown is exhilarating, epic, blood-and-roses history . . . Jones's material is thrilling . . . There is fine scholarly intuition on display here and a mastery of the grand narrative; it is a supremely skilful piece of storytelling.' Sunday Telegraph The fifteenth century saw the crown of England change hands seven times as the great families of England fought to the death for power, majesty and the right to rule. The Hollow Crown completes Dan Jones' epic history of medieval England, and describes how the Plantagenets tore themselves apart to be finally replaced by the Tudors. Some of the greatest heroes and villains in British history were thrown together in these turbulent times: Henry V, whose victory at Agincourt and prudent rule at home marked the high point of the medieval monarchy; Edward IV, who was handed his crown by the scheming soldier Warwick the Kingmaker, before their alliance collapsed into a fight to the death; and the last Plantagenet, Richard III, who stole the throne and murdered his own nephews, the Princes in the Tower. Finally, the Tudors arrived - but even their rule was only made certain in the 1520s, when Henry VIII ruthlessly hunted down his family's last remaining enemies. In the midst this tumult, chivalry was reborn, the printing press arrived and the Renaissance began to flourish. With vivid descriptions of the battle of Towton, where 28,000 men died in a single morning, and the Battle of Bosworth Field, at which Richard III was hacked down, this is the real story behind Shakespeare's famous history plays.

The Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses
Author: Dan Jones
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-10-06
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780143127888

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The author of Powers and Thrones and presenter of Netflix’s Secrets of Great British Castles offers a vivid account of the events that inspired Game of Thrones and Shakespeare’s Henry IV and Richard III Discover the real history behind The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses, the PBS Great Performance series of Shakespeare's plays, starring Judi Dench, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sofie Okenedo and Hugh Bonneville. The crown of England changed hands five times over the course of the fifteenth century, as two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty fought to the death for the right to rule. In this riveting follow-up to The Plantagenets, celebrated historian Dan Jones describes how the longest-reigning British royal family tore itself apart until it was finally replaced by the Tudors. Some of the greatest heroes and villains of history were thrown together in these turbulent times, from Joan of Arc and Henry V, whose victory at Agincourt marked the high point of the medieval monarchy, to Richard III, who murdered his own nephews in a desperate bid to secure his stolen crown. This was a period when headstrong queens and consorts seized power and bent men to their will. With vivid descriptions of the battles of Towton and Bosworth, where the last Plantagenet king was slain, this dramatic narrative history revels in bedlam and intrigue. It also offers a long-overdue corrective to Tudor propaganda, dismantling their self-serving account of what they called the Wars of the Roses. “If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones or The Tudors then Dan Jones’ swashbucklingly entertaining slice of medieval history will be right up your alley… Every bit as entertaining and readable as his previous blockbuster The Plantagenets.” – Daily Express

When Christ and His Saints Slept

When Christ and His Saints Slept
Author: Sharon Kay Penman
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2010-04-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781429939522

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In When Christ and His Saints Slept master storyteller and historian Sharon Kay Penman illuminates one of the lesser-known but fascinating periods of English history. The next addition in this highly acclaimed historical fiction series of the middle ages, and the first of a trilogy that will tell the story of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. When Christ and His Saints Slept begins with the death of King Henry I, son of William the Conqueror and father of Maude, his only living legitimate offspring.

The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets
Author: Jeffrey Hamilton
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-05-07
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781441168641

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The story of the Plantagenet dynasty is the story of one of the pivotal ages in English history. Attitudes and outlooks were formed with regard to a vast array of profoundly important issues. Such fundamental issues as the relationship between church and state, the nature of government/governance, the interaction of social and economic classes, and ultimately the idea of what it means to be English were all shaped to a great degree by the events of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets
Author: Derek Wilson
Publsiher: Quercus Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-01-02
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780857386069

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England, 1154. As Henry II seizes the throne after years of turmoil, a new dynasty is poised to haul this hitherto turbulent nation out from the Dark Ages and transform it into the nation state we recognize today. Featuring some of England's greatest but also most notorious kings, the house of Plantagenet would reign for over 300 blood-soaked, yet foundational, years. The dynasty provides some of the most evocative names in our history: from the brave yet rash Richard the Lionheart, his treacherous brother John, the hapless Richard II, and the hero of Agincourt Henry V, through to the controversial Richard III. And in this authoritative, intelligent and grippingly written book, acclaimed historian Derek Wilson brings this thrilling era to life.

101 Amazing Facts about The Plantagenets

101 Amazing Facts about The Plantagenets
Author: Jack Goldstein
Publsiher: Andrews UK Limited
Total Pages: 55
Release: 2015-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781785381812

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Why was Edward I also known as Edward Longshanks? What do historians think happened to the Princes in the Tower? Who became known as ‘The Kingmaker’ and why? And who shocked Europe with the murder of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury? All of these questions and more are answered in this excellent book containing over one hundred facts about the Plantagenets. Separated into sections covering either an individual monarch or era (such as the Angevins or the House of York), the book is perfect for anyone studying this fascinating period in English History as well as those with a general interest in the age.

The Last of the Plantagenets

The Last of the Plantagenets
Author: William Heseltine
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1829
Genre: Great Britain
ISBN: HARVARD:HWKDB1

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The Last of the Plantagenets

The Last of the Plantagenets
Author: Caroline M. Keteltas,William Heseltine
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 56
Release: 1844
Genre: Great Britain
ISBN: HARVARD:32044019961333

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Court Life Under the Plantagenets

Court Life Under the Plantagenets
Author: Hubert Hall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1890
Genre: England
ISBN: HARVARD:32044004570859

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The Greatest of All the Plantagenets

The Greatest of All the Plantagenets
Author: Robert Benton Seeley
Publsiher: London R. Bentley 1860.
Total Pages: 457
Release: 1860
Genre: Great Britain
ISBN: BL:A0018556505

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The last of the Plantagenets an historical romance by W Heseltine

The last of the Plantagenets  an historical romance  by W  Heseltine
Author: William Heseltine,Plantagenet (House.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1829
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OXFORD:600007609

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The Last of the Plantagenets an Historical Romance By W Heseltine

The Last of the Plantagenets  an Historical Romance   By W  Heseltine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1829
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: BL:A0021503004

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