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The Plantagenets

Dan Jones

The Plantagenets

the warrior kings and queens who made England

by Dan Jones

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  • Politics and government,
  • Kings and rulers,
  • Biography,
  • History

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    The first Plantagenet king inherited a blood-soaked kingdom from the Normans and transformed it into an empire stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. In this history, Jones resurrects this fierce and seductive royal dynasty and its mythic world. 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.

    Edition Notes

    Other titlesWarrior kings and queens who made England
    StatementDan Jones
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA225 .J76 2014
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxv, 534 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages534
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26886828M
    ISBN 100143124927
    ISBN 109780143124924
    OCLC/WorldCa852238325

    Book review, English history, Medieval History, Plantagenets, Scottish history Bannockburn, Edward I, Edward II, Heroines of the Medieval World, John Comyn, Ladies of Magna Carta, Robert the Bruce, Scotland, Scottish Competitors, Scottish Wars of Independence, Sharon Bennett Connolly, Silk and the Sword, Stephen Spinks. The Plantagenets by Dan Jones. A factual account of the period, beginning in with the wreck of the White Ship and the Anarchy, and taking us through the reigns of all of the Plantagenet kings until Richard II was deposed in This is a fascinating book and Dan Jones’ lively writing style makes it as much fun to read as fiction.

    United Kingdom - United Kingdom - The early Plantagenets: Matilda’s son Henry Plantagenet, the first and greatest of three Angevin kings of England, succeeded Stephen in A he already possessed a reputation for restless energy and decisive action. He was to inherit vast lands. As heir to his mother and to Stephen he held England and Normandy; as heir to his .   With Robert Bartlett. The story of England's longest ruling dynasty, starting with Henry II and ending with Richard III/10(1).

      The Plantagenets The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England (Book): Jones, Dan: The first Plantagenet king inherited a blood-soaked kingdom from the Normans and transformed it into an empire stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. In this history, Jones resurrects this fierce and seductive royal dynasty and its mythic world. 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.


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The Plantagenets is a wonderful narrative history, one which paints vividly the longest dynasty in English annals The book opens with the maritime disaster "Fair cousin, since it pleases you, it pleases us well," said Richard/5(K).

The Plantagenets succeeds in bringing an extraordinary family arrestingly to life.” —Daily Telegraph “An excellent book The Plantagenets is a wonderful gallop through English history.

Powerful personalities, vivid descriptions of battles and tournaments, ladies in fine velvet and knights in shining armour crowd the pages of this Cited by: 1. The Plantagenets succeeds in bringing an extraordinary family arrestingly to life.” —Daily Telegraph “An excellent book The Plantagenets is a wonderful gallop through English history.

Powerful personalities, vivid descriptions of battles and tournaments, ladies in fine velvet and knights in shining armour crowd the pages of this /5(K). This brilliant new book explores the lives of eight generations of the greatest kings and queens that this country has ever seen, and the worst.

The Plantagenets – their story is the story of Britain. England’s greatest royal dynasty, the Plantagenets, ruled over England through eight generations of kings/5(K). The Plantagenets book rare and amazing look at the Plantagenets. A true Masterpiece.

I have no idea why this book has anything less than straight 5 stars. It is a very readable, compulsively addictive, in-depth story of the kings and queens who were the early ruling class: the Plantagenets. If you want something as a quick beach read, go back to Phillipa Gregory.

Dan Jones is the author of The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queen Who Made England, a #1 international bestseller and New York Times bestseller, and Wars of the Roses, which charts the story of the fall of the Plantagenet dynasty and the improbable rise of the writes and presents the popular Netflix series Secrets of Great British Castles.4/4(44).

Plantagenets Series. 5 primary works • 5 total works. Life and times of the first English Plantagenet kings during the turbulent years of war. Book 1. When Christ and His Saints Slept. Book 2. Time and Chance. by Sharon Kay Penman. Ratings Reviews published 15 : Sharon Kay Penman. The dynasty later enlarged its territory; the Angevin empire from the regions of the Pyrenees to Ireland cumulated several other holdings, building the Angevin Empire, which at its peak stretched from the Pyrenees to Ireland.

The Plantagenets ruled England from the yearthrough fifteen monarchs. Plantagenet Saga Best Books. The Plantagenets is proof that contemporary history can engage with the medieval world with style, wit and chutzpah.

It is a long book at Author: Alexander Larman. The Plantagenets succeeds in bringing an extraordinary family arrestingly to life.” —Daily Telegraph “An excellent book The Plantagenets is a wonderful gallop through English history. Powerful personalities, vivid descriptions of battles and tournaments, ladies in fine velvet and knights in shining armour crowd the pages of this.

The Plantagenets book series by Sharon Kay Penman includes books When Christ and His Saints Slept, Time and Chance, Devil's Brood, and several more. See the complete Plantagenets series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles.

A novelistic historical account of the bloodline that “stamped their mark forever on the English imagination." The first years of the Plantagenets included numerous battles, the first half of the Hundred Years’ War and some of the most colorful kings, from Henry II (the first king of England, as opposed to “of the English”) and his “eaglets” to the three Edwards and.

Listen to the complete Plantagenets Series book series. As always, downloaded books are yours to keep. Your first book is Free with Trial. Buy a cheap copy of The Last Plantagenets book by Thomas B. Costain. The final volume in A History of the Plantagenets covers the century from to when civil war ravaged England, rebellious peasants marched on London and Free shipping over $Cited by: 2.

The Plantagenets is a television documentary series on the House of Plantagenet, which ruled England from to The series first aired from 17 March to 31 March on BBC Two and was presented by historian Robert Bartlett Summary.

Bartlett, a historian and Original network: BBC Two. User Review - Flag as inappropriate This book provides detailed information about descents from the Plantagenet Kings of England for over individuals who emigrated from the British Isles to the North American colonies in the seventeenth century.

It combines research in original documents with the use of published literature and features new ancestral lines for virtually all 5/5(6). Dan Jones The Wars of the Roses The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudo Audiobook - Duration: Glenn Wo views.

House of Plantagenet, royal house of England, which reigned from to and provided 14 kings, 6 of whom belonged to the cadet houses of Lancaster and York. The royal line descended from the union between Geoffrey, count of Anjou (d.

), and the empress Matilda, daughter of the English king Henry I. My last book, The Plantagenets, told the story of the establishment of England’s great medieval dynasty. This book tells the story of its destruction.

This book tells the story of its destruction. The two books do not quite follow chronologically from each other, but they can, I hope, be read as a pair of complementary works/5(17).

For the next years the history of the Plantagenets is traceable through a line of kings who seemingly alternated between strong and powerful nation-builders and their extremely weak and ineffectual successors. Dan Jones’ book traces the history of that royal dynasty, beginning with the rise of Henry II in.

The Plantagenets | The New York Times bestseller, from the author of Crusaders, 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 : Penguin Books.

The Plantagenets is an accessible book that tells the whole narrative of the dynasty, from the coronation of Henry, Count of Anjou, in to the fall of Yorkist Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in But in charting the fortunes of the family, the book explores not only military victories and defeats across Europe, on crusade and in /5(13).

In a book of dazzling scope and ambition, Dan Jones paints a psychological family portrait of the royal house of Plantagenet, creating a mesmerising new history of Britain before the Tudors.

This is truly a definitive book building on the compelling style of his first book, Summer of Blood, bringing medieval Britain into vivid focus for the /5(K).