The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets
Title The Plantagenets PDF eBook
Author Dan Jones
Publisher Penguin
Pages 577
Release 2014-03-25
Genre History
ISBN 0143124927

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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 Plantagenets
Title The Plantagenets PDF eBook
Author Dan Jones
Publisher Collins
Pages 0
Release 2013
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 9780007213948

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This is the story of England's greatest royal dynasty. The Plantagenets ruled England through eight generations between 1154 and 1399, and produced some of the most famous - and infamous - kings this country has ever seen.




The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets
Title The Plantagenets PDF eBook
Author J. S. Hamilton
Publisher A&C Black
Pages 257
Release 2010-07-07
Genre History
ISBN 1441157123

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A complete account of the rulers and politics of the Plantagenet reign.




The Three Edwards: The Pageant of England

The Three Edwards: The Pageant of England
Title The Three Edwards: The Pageant of England PDF eBook
Author Thomas B. Costain
Publisher DigiCat
Pages 547
Release 2022-08-16
Genre History
ISBN

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Three Edwards: The Pageant of England" by Thomas B. Costain. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.




The Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses
Title The Wars of the Roses PDF eBook
Author Dan Jones
Publisher Penguin
Pages 416
Release 2014-10-14
Genre History
ISBN 0698170326

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The author of the New York Times bestseller The Plantagenets and The Templars chronicles the next chapter in British history—the historical backdrop for Game of Thrones The inspiration for the Channel 5 series Britain's Bloody Crown 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 to Henry V, whose victory at Agincourt marked the high point of the medieval monarchy, and 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.




The Plantagenets: The Kings That Made Britain

The Plantagenets: The Kings That Made Britain
Title The Plantagenets: The Kings That Made Britain PDF eBook
Author Derek Wilson
Publisher Quercus
Pages 234
Release 2014-12-09
Genre History
ISBN 1623655919

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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 Conquering Family

The Conquering Family
Title The Conquering Family PDF eBook
Author Thomas B. Costain
Publisher Doubleday
Pages 448
Release 2012-03-07
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0307809544

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Thomas B. Costain's four-volume history of the Plantagenets begins with THE CONQUERING FAMILY and the conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066, closing with the reign of John in 1216. The troubled period after the Norman Conquest, when the foundations of government were hammered out between monarch and people, comes to life through Costain's storytelling skill and historical imagination.