The Plantagenets The Kings Who Made England

The Plantagenets  The Kings Who Made England
Author: Dan Jones
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9780007457496
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Release: 2012-05-10
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eight generations of the greatest and worst kings and queens that this country has ever seen – from the White Ship to the Lionheart, bad King John to the Black Prince and John of Gaunt – this is the dynasty that invented England as we still know it today – great history to appeal to readers of Ken Follet, Bernard Cornwell, Tom Holland

The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets
Author: Derek Wilson
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780857386069
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Release: 2014-01-02
Editor: Quercus Publishing
Language: en

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England, 1154. As Henry II seizes the throne after years of turmoil, a new dynasty is poised to haul this hitherto turbulent nation out from the Dark Ages and transform it into the nation state we recognize today. Featuring some of England's greatest but also most notorious kings, the house of Plantagenet would reign for over 300 blood-soaked, yet foundational, years. The dynasty provides some of the most evocative names in our history: from the brave yet rash Richard the Lionheart, his treacherous brother John, the hapless Richard II, and the hero of Agincourt Henry V, through to the controversial Richard III. And in this authoritative, intelligent and grippingly written book, acclaimed historian Derek Wilson brings this thrilling era to life.

The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets
Author: Dan Jones
Pages: 560
ISBN: 0143124927
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Release: 2014-03-25
Editor: Penguin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An epic history of the Plantagenet royal dynasty traces its first king's inheritance of a violence-stricken realm through the family's growth of a powerful empire that stretched from Scotland to Jerusalem, citing the enduring influences of such figures as Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard II and King John.

The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets
Author: Dan Jones
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781101606285
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Release: 2013-04-18
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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The New York Times bestseller, from the author of Crusaders, 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
Author: J. S. Hamilton
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9781441157126
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Release: 2010-07-07
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses
Author: Dan Jones
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0143127888
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Release: 2015-10-06
Editor: Penguin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author of the New York Times bestseller The Plantagenets chronicles the next chapter in British history—the historical backdrop for Game of Thrones 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 Last Plantagenets

The Last Plantagenets
Author: Thomas B. Costain
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781789121353
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Release: 2018-04-03
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
Language: en

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THE LAST PLANTAGENTS—A GREAT STORYTELLER’S MOST DAZZLING BESTSELLER Here is Thomas B. Costain’s most magnificent performance, rivaling even THE BLACK ROSE for color and drama. Here are history’s most spectacular Kings and Queens—and a brilliant new probing of the greatest mystery of all time, the death of the Princes in the Tower. “EXCITEMENT...ROMANCE...STRANGER THAN FICTION”—Saturday Review “COLORFUL AND LUSTY”—Christian Science Monitor “WILD, EXTRAVAGANT, BRILLIANT, COURAGEOUS, STIRRING”—San Francisco Examiner “Novelist as well as historian, Mr. Costain is especially interested in personalities and motives and character. He deals throughout with world figures who have kingdoms at stake...Here is an actual record of the heroism of the kings and queens of England and France, their villainies, their weaknesses, their loves and hates...”—Book-of-the-Month-Club News “No man alive writes popular history with greater understanding...what he cares about is the color, drama and pageantry...the personalities, triumphs and disasters...”—New York Times “The familiar Costain ‘touch’ with all its powers...is present here in abundance”—New Haven Register “Happily wedded in author Costain are a scholar’s integrity and the ability to endow history with brilliant colors”—San Francisco Examiner

The Lioness Wakes

The Lioness Wakes
Author: Blanche d'Alpuget
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781920727611
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Release: 2020-03-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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England, 1171. Thomas Becket is dead, beheaded at the altar of Canterbury Cathedral. As news of his assassination spreads across the country and into Europe, Henry’s reputation as a just and mighty king begins to disintegrate. Eleanor, no longer loyal, nor in awe of her husband, instigates the revolt she has craved for years—with Henry’s three eldest sons as her allies against their father. Yearning to dethrone him and to gain power and liberty for herself, she beings to stir trouble at court. But when Henry discovers the plot, will Eleanor be strong enough to withstand his outrage? The punishment for treason is death. And what of the empire they have built together—can it survive when the royal family are at each other’s throats? The fourth book in the illustrious Birth of the Plantagenets series delves into the feud between the spouses Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II, painting the portrait of an empire steeped in conflict, treachery, and wild gambling for power.

The White Queen

The White Queen
Author: Philippa Gregory
Pages: 415
ISBN: 9781476735481
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Release: 2013-07-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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A tale of the Wars of the Roses follows Elizabeth Woodville, who ascends to royalty and fights for the well-being of her family, including two sons whose imprisonment in the Tower of London precedes a devastating unsolved mystery.

101 Amazing Facts about The Plantagenets

101 Amazing Facts about The Plantagenets
Author: Jack Goldstein
Pages: 55
ISBN: 9781785381829
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Release: 2015-04-01
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why was Edward I also known as Edward Longshanks? What do historians think happened to the Princes in the Tower? Who became known as ‘The Kingmaker’ and why? And who shocked Europe with the murder of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury? All of these questions and more are answered in this excellent book containing over one hundred facts about the Plantagenets. Separated into sections covering either an individual monarch or era (such as the Angevins or the House of York), the book is perfect for anyone studying this fascinating period in English History as well as those with a general interest in the age.

Plantagenets

Plantagenets
Author: iMinds
Pages: 6
ISBN: 9781921746451
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Release: 2014-05-14
Editor: iMinds Pty Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Learn about The Plantagenets with iMinds insightful knowledge series. The House of Plantagenet was a royal house of 15 monarchs who ruled England from 1154-1485. The Plantagenets originally came from France, where they ruled a county called Anjou. They were a strange and powerful family, complex and prone to insanity. Their founder, Count Fulk III (known as "The Black"), had his wife burned at the stake in her wedding dress when he discovered she was sleeping with a goatherd. His great grandson, Geoffrey V gave the dynasty its name. The word Plantagenet comes from the name of a flower: plante genet in French, or "common broom." Geoffrey V was said to have worn a sprig of the golden flower in his battle helmet. iMinds brings targeted knowledge to your eReading device with short information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.

The Last of the Plantagenets

The Last of the Plantagenets
Author: William Heseltine
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B3322762
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Release: 1829
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Lionheart

Lionheart
Author: Sharon Kay Penman
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781101547878
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Release: 2011-10-04
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “The great Crusader king Richard the Lionheart comes alive in all his complex splendor in this masterpiece of medieval tapestry.”—Margaret George A.D. 1189. After the death of his father, Henry II, and the early demise of two of his brothers, Richard is crowned King of England and immediately sets off for the Holy Land. This is the Third Crusade, marked by internecine warfare among the Christians and extraordinary campaigns against the Saracens. Richard’s surviving brother, the younger John, is left behind—and conspires with the French king to steal his brother’s throne. Only their mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, now freed from decades of captivity, remains to protect Richard’s interests and secure his destiny. In this engrossing saga, Sharon Kay Penman delivers a novel of passion, intrigue, battle, and deceit. Lionheart is a sweeping tale of a heroic figure—feared by his enemies and beloved by those he commanded—who became a legend in his own lifetime. “[Sharon Kay] Penman displays her usual grasp of sweeping historical events as well as an uncanny ability to get inside the hearts and minds of her real-life characters. Her reputation for character-driven, solidly detailed historicals is richly deserved.”—Booklist “The beautifully described settings and the characters’ interactions are simply outstanding.”—The Historical Novels Review “Penman takes historical writing to a whole new level.”—The Sacramento Bee “[A] gritty, unsentimental, and richly detailed epic.”—Publishers Weekly Don’t miss the exclusive conversation between Sharon Kay Penman and Margaret George at the back of the book.

The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets
Author: John Harvey
Pages: 248
ISBN: STANFORD:36105041370524
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Release: 1963
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets
Author: John Harvey,John Hooper Harvey
Pages: 255
ISBN: UVA:X000170351
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Release: 1967
Editor: Fontana Press
Language: en

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The Greatest of All the Plantagenets

The Greatest of All the Plantagenets
Author: Robert Benton Seeley
Pages: 457
ISBN: PRNC:32101074207075
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Release: 1860
Editor: London R. Bentley 1860.
Language: en

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Chronology of the House of Plantagenet

Chronology of the House of Plantagenet
Author: David C. Wallace
Pages: 268
ISBN: 1784561746
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Release: 2015-04-13
Editor: Fastprint Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The House of Plantagenet. (a branch of the Angevins), was a royalhouse founded by Geoffrey V of Anjou, father of Henry II of England. Plantagenet kings first ruled the Kingdom of England in the 12th century. Their paternal ancestors originated in the Fren

The Magnificent Century

The Magnificent Century
Author: Thomas B. Costain
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780307809568
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Release: 2012-03-21
Editor: Doubleday
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Conquering Family

The Conquering Family
Author: Thomas B. Costain
Pages: 319
ISBN: 9781789121346
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Release: 2018-04-03
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A vast and brilliant panorama of love and intrigue, passion and power—told by Costain, the incomparable storyteller at his best. Here is the drama of the men and women of one powerful family who sought to sweep the whole world before them... “BRILLIANT...SWIFT-MOVING...FULL OF ACTION, RICH IN COLOR”—Henry Seidel Canby, Book-of-the-Month Club News “To this Costain has brought all the skill of a prime storyteller. He riots amid the actual happenings in perhaps the most richly dramatic and romantic country we know...A thrilling narrative...history told with all the interest found only in a great novel.”—Salt Lake City Tribune “Crowded with epochal events and grandly heroic personalities...much bloodshed and battle and violence and suffering...lively, fascinating”—Orville Prescott, New York Times “The glorious pageant of England...the most exciting of all stories.”—Christian Herald

101 Amazing Facts about The Plantagenets

101 Amazing Facts about The Plantagenets
Author: Jack Goldstein
Pages: 55
ISBN: 9781785381812
Available:
Release: 2015-04-01
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why was Edward I also known as Edward Longshanks? What do historians think happened to the Princes in the Tower? Who became known as ‘The Kingmaker’ and why? And who shocked Europe with the murder of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury? All of these questions and more are answered in this excellent book containing over one hundred facts about the Plantagenets. Separated into sections covering either an individual monarch or era (such as the Angevins or the House of York), the book is perfect for anyone studying this fascinating period in English History as well as those with a general interest in the age.