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A history of the Plantagenets.

Thomas B. Costain

A history of the Plantagenets.

by Thomas B. Costain

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Published by Doubleday in New York .
Written in English


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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.   History Audio Books Jones Dan The Plantagenets Part

- Explore paloma_segura's board "History books, Plantagenets" on Pinterest. See more ideas about History books, Books and Books to read pins.   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 /5(7).

  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).   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/5().


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"A HISTORY OF THE PLANTAGENETS "I began these books of English history with the hope of carrying the series forward, under the general title of The Pageant of England, to a much later period than the last of the Plantagenet kings. Pressure of other work made it impossible, however, to produce them at the gait I had hoped to achieve/5(17).

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 by: 1.

The Plantagenets is a wonderful narrative history, one which paints vividly the longest dynasty in English annals The book opens with the maritime disaster wh "Fair cousin, since it pleases you, it pleases A history of the Plantagenets.

book well," said Richard/5(K). The Plantagenets is proof that contemporary history can engage with the medieval world with style, wit and chutzpah. It is a long book at more Author: Alexander Larman. 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 kings inherited a blood-soaked realm from the Normans and transformed it into an empire that stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem.

The Plantagenets ruled England from the yearthrough fifteen monarchs. Plantagenet Saga Best Books. The Plantagenet Prelude#1 Plantagenet Saga. When William X dies, his fifteen-year-old daughter, Eleanor inherits the duchy of Aquitaine. The Plantagenets were a French family that assumed control of the English throne in Although the Plantagenets were not successful in gaining power in France, the English Plantagenet Kings ruled until The line comprised 14 monarchs, and fell into extinction at the hands of the Tudor Dynasty.

The Plantagenets – their story is the story of Britain. England’s greatest royal dynasty, the Plantagenets, ruled over England through eight generations of kings. Their remarkable reign saw England emerge from the Dark Ages to become a highly organised kingdom that spanned a /5(K).

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 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 :   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 Tudors.

He writes and presents the popular Netflix series Secrets of Great British Castles.4/4(44). The House of Plantagenet (/ p l æ n ˈ t æ dʒ ə n ɪ t /) was a royal house which originated from the lands of Anjou in branches: House of Lancaster, House of York.

The Plantagenet period was dominated by three major conflicts at home and abroad. Edward I attempted to create a British empire dominated by England, conquering Wales and pronouncing his eldest son Prince of Wales, and then attacking Scotland.

Scotland was to remain elusive and retain its independence until late in the reign of the Stuart kings. The early Plantagenets Henry II (–89) 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. 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   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. Every one of the Plantagenet kings would face political crises of the first order.

The political history of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries can be regarded as a commentary on the Magna Carta, the great charter of liberties that King John had been forced to accept in /5(32). 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 highly Price: $ Thomas B.

Costain's four-volume history of the Plantagenets begins with The Conquering Family and the conquest of England by William the Conqueror inclosing with the reign of John in 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.

Book Overview 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 kings inherited a blood-soaked realm from the Normans and transformed it into an empire that stretched at its peak from Cited by: 1.

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). Plantagenet rule saw the establishment of laws and creation of artworks, monuments and tombs which survive to this day, and continue to speak of their sophistication, brutality and secrets.

Dan Jones brings you a new vision of this battle-scarred history/5(29). Founded inHistorum is a history forum dedicated to history discussions and historical events. Our community welcomes everyone from around the world to discuss world history, historical periods, and themes in history - military history, archaeology, arts and culture, and history in books and movies.