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Date of issue: October 14th 2014
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Read full description of the books The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors:The author of the New York Times bestseller The Plantagenets chronicles the next chapter in British history—the actual historical backdrop for Game of Thrones
The fifteenth century saw the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands five times as two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty fought to the death for the right to rule. Now, 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 in history were thrown together in these turbulent times—from Joan of Arc and Henry V, whose victory at Agincourt and prudent rule marked the high point of the medieval English monarchy, to Richard III, who stole the throne and murdered his own nephews, the princes in the Tower. It is also a
period of headstrong and resilient women—Margaret of Anjou, Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort—who were not afraid to seize power and bend men to their will.
With vivid descriptions of the battles of Towton and Bosworth, where the last Plantagenet king was slain, this is a bold and dramatic narrative history that will delight readers who like their history with a healthy dose of bedlam, romance, and intrigue.
Read information about the authorDan Jones is a bestselling historian, TV presenter and award-winning journalist. His books include THE PLANTAGENETS, a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller, and THE HOLLOW CROWN, a Sunday Times bestseller, published in the USA as THE WARS OF THE ROSES. He has also written books about the Peasants’ Revolt and Magna Carta and a forthcoming social history of Plantagenet England, entitled REALM DIVIDED. He is now writing a book about the Knights Templar, due for publication in 2017.
Dan has presented several TV series including Secrets of Great British Castles (Channel 5) and Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty: The Plantagenets, which has been sold to more than 40 countries worldwide. He has also appeared on programmes for BBC2, BBC3, BBC4, Channel 4, Sky Atlantic as well as dozens of radio stations in the UK and USA.
Dan’s journalism appears on both sides of the Atlantic. He is a columnist for the London Evening Standard and also contributes to the Sunday Times, Wall Street Journal, Mail on Sunday, Daily Telegraph, Smithsonian, CNN, GQ, The Spectator, The New Statesman, BBC History Magazine, History Today, Tatler and the Literary Review. He lives in London.
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