The Plantagenets

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

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 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: un

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: un

Explanation of the Book:

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: 9781101606285
Available:
Release: 2013-04-18
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: Jeffrey Hamilton
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781441106667
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Release: 2010-05-07
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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 issues. Such fundamental issues as the relationship between church and state, the nature of government/governance, the interaction of social and economic classes, and ultimately the idea of what it means to be English were all shaped to a great degree by the events of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

The Hollow Crown

The Hollow Crown
Author: Dan Jones
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780571288090
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'The Hollow Crown is exhilarating, epic, blood-and-roses history . . . Jones's material is thrilling . . . There is fine scholarly intuition on display here and a mastery of the grand narrative; it is a supremely skilful piece of storytelling.' Sunday Telegraph The fifteenth century saw the crown of England change hands seven times as the great families of England fought to the death for power, majesty and the right to rule. The Hollow Crown completes Dan Jones' epic history of medieval England, and describes how the Plantagenets tore themselves apart to be finally replaced by the Tudors. Some of the greatest heroes and villains in British history were thrown together in these turbulent times: Henry V, whose victory at Agincourt and prudent rule at home marked the high point of the medieval monarchy; Edward IV, who was handed his crown by the scheming soldier Warwick the Kingmaker, before their alliance collapsed into a fight to the death; and the last Plantagenet, Richard III, who stole the throne and murdered his own nephews, the Princes in the Tower. Finally, the Tudors arrived - but even their rule was only made certain in the 1520s, when Henry VIII ruthlessly hunted down his family's last remaining enemies. In the midst this tumult, chivalry was reborn, the printing press arrived and the Renaissance began to flourish. With vivid descriptions of the battle of Towton, where 28,000 men died in a single morning, and the Battle of Bosworth Field, at which Richard III was hacked down, this is the real story behind Shakespeare's famous history plays.

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

Explanation of the Book:

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 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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Early Plantagenets

The Early Plantagenets
Author: William Stubbs
Pages: 286
ISBN: MSU:31293201132622
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Release: 1926
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: un

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Bosworth 1485

Bosworth 1485
Author: Christopher Gravett
Pages: 95
ISBN: 0275988481
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Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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When Christ and His Saints Slept

When Christ and His Saints Slept
Author: Sharon Kay Penman
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9781429939522
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Release: 2010-04-01
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In When Christ and His Saints Slept, the newest addition to her highly acclaimed novels of the middle ages, and the first of a trilogy that will tell the story of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, master storyteller and historian Sharon Kay Penman illuminates one of the less-known but fascinating periods of English history. It begins with the death of King Henry I, son of William the Conqueror and father of Maude, his only living legitimate offspring.

Lionheart

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

Explanation of the Book:

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 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: un

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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.

Court Life Under the Plantagenets

Court Life Under the Plantagenets
Author: Hubert Hall
Pages: 270
ISBN: HARVARD:HNZUTY
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Release: 1890
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A King s Ransom

A King s Ransom
Author: Sharon Kay Penman
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9780698167179
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Release: 2014-03-04
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sharon Kay Penman follows up her acclaimed novel Lionheart with this vivid and heart-wrenching New York Times bestseller about the last event-filled years in the life of Richard I of England, Coeur de Lion. November 1192. After his bloody crusade in the Kingdom of Jerusalem, Richard and his crew are overcome by a sudden storm, its fierce winds propelling the ship onto the Sicilian shore. But this misfortune is just the beginning. Forced to make a dangerous choice, Richard finds himself in enemy territory, where he is captured—in violation of the papal decree protecting all crusaders—and handed over to the Holy Roman Emperor. Imprisoned in the notorious fortress at Trifels, from which few ever leave alive, Richard, for the first time in his life, experiences pure, visceral fear—while his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, moves heaven and earth to secure his release. Amid betrayals, intrigues, infidelities, wars, and illness, Richard’s courage and intelligence will become legend.

The Plantagenets 1154 1485

The Plantagenets  1154 1485
Author: John Harvey
Pages: 180
ISBN: UOM:39015002222480
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Release: 1948
Editor: Plon
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

History of England for 3 centuries under the House of Plantagenet.

The Greatest of all the Plantagenets

The Greatest of all the Plantagenets
Author: ¬de Clifford
Pages: 457
ISBN: BSB:BSB10279097
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Release: 1860
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Plantagenet Queens Consorts

Plantagenet Queens   Consorts
Author: Steven J. Corvi
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781445669601
Available:
Release: 2018-12-15
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The lives and political influence of eleven Plantagenet queens and consorts; the female DNA of a dynasty and 250 years of English history.