The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors

The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors Author Dan Jones
ISBN-10 0143127888
ISBN-13 9780143127888
Year 2015-10-06
Pages 416
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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The bestselling author of The Plantagenets and Magna Carta and presenter of Netflixs Secrets of Great British Castles offers a vivid account of the events that inspired Game of Thrones and Shakespeares Henry IV and Richard IIIDiscover the real history behind The Hollow Crown The Wars of the Roses thePBS Great Performance series of Shakespeare s plays coming December 2016 staring Judi Dench Benedict Cumberbatch Sofie Okenedo and Hugh Bonneville Also look for Dan Jones The Templarsin September 2017 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 toThe 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 and Henry V whose victory at Agincourt marked the high point of the medieval monarchy to 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 If youre a fan of Game of Thrones or The Tudors then Dan Jones swashbucklingly entertaining slice of medieval history will be right up your alley Every bit as entertaining and readable as his previous blockbuster The Plantagenets Daily Express

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