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The Plantagenets

The Warrior Kings And Queens Who Made England

By Dan Jones, 1981-

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)



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.

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Book

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780670026654


Format: Book
Author: Jones, Dan, 1981-
Title: The Plantagenets : the warrior kings and queens who made England / Dan Jones.
Publisher Date: New York : Viking, [2013], ©2013.
Subject: Plantagenet, House of Great Britain -- History -- Plantagenets, 1154-1399 Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1154-1399
Isbn: 9780670026654
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Format: Book
Author: Jones, Dan, 1981-
Title: The Plantagenets : the warrior kings and queens who made England / Dan Jones.
Edition: [Revised edition].
Publisher, Date: New York : Viking, [2013], ©2013.
Description: xxv, 534 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Subjects: Plantagenet, House of
Subjects: Great Britain -- History -- Plantagenets, 1154-1399
Subjects: Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
Subjects: Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1154-1399
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 511-517) and index.
LCCN: 2012039998
ISBN: 9780670026654
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Call Number: 942.03092 Jon