The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens who Made England
The New York Times bestseller that tells the story of Britain's greatest and worst dynasty--"a real-life Game of Thrones" (The Wall Street Journal)--by the author of The Templars
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 epic history, Dan Jones vividly resurrects this fierce and seductive royal dynasty and its mythic world. We meet the captivating Eleanor of Aquitaine, twice queen and the most famous woman in Christendom; her son, Richard the Lionheart, who fought Saladin in the Third Crusade; and King John, a tyrant who was forced to sign Magna Carta, which formed the basis of our own Bill of Rights. This is the era of chivalry, of Robin Hood and the Knights Templar, the Black Death, the founding of Parliament, the Black Prince, and the Hundred Year's War. It will appeal as much to readers of Tudor history as to fans of Game of Thrones.
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The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made EnglandUser Review - Book Verdict
Although their presence in popular culture pales in comparison with that of the Tudors, the Plantagenet succession that ruled England for nearly 300 years during the Middle Ages was no less ... Read full review
THE PLANTAGENETS: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made EnglandUser Review - Kirkus
A novelistic historical account of the bloodline that "stamped their mark forever on the English imagination."The first 250 years of the Plantagenets included numerous battles, the first half of the ... Read full review