The Magnificent Century: The Pageant of England, Volume 2

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Mar 21, 2012 - Fiction - 480 pages
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The Magnificent Century, the second volume of Costain's A History of the Plantagenets, covers Henry III's long and turbulent reign, from 1216 to 1272.

During his lifetime Henry was frequently unpopular, unreliable and inconsistent. Yet his reign saw spectacular advancement in the arts, sciences and theology, as well as in government. Despite all, it was truly a magnificent century.

"Combines a love of the subject with factual history. . .a great story." —San Francisco Chronicle

A History of the Plantagenets includes The Conquering Family, The Magnificent Century, The Three Edwards and The Last Plantagenets.

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A Boy Is Crowned King
The War against the Invaders
The Start of Sea Power
Peace Comes to the Land and Death Comes
The Minority and the Rise of Hubert de Burgh
The Faith of the Century
The Decline and Fall of Hubert de Burgh
The Passing of a Great
The Poitevins Rule England
The Five Sons of the Good Knight
The Magnificent Century
Merrie England
Roger Bacon
The Death of Henry
Selected Bibliography

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Thomas B. Costain (1885-1965) was a reporter and editor who began writing historical novels at the age of 57. His books include The Black Rose and the Pageant of England series.

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