The Plantagenets : the warrior kings and queens who made England / Dan Jones.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Breckenridge Public Library||920 JON (Text)||33500010959864||Main||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||920 JON (Text)||33500010959872||Main||Checked out||10/01/2018|
- ISBN: 9780670026654 (hbk.)
- ISBN: 0670026654 (hbk.)
- Physical Description: xxv, 534 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Viking, 2013
|General Note:|| Originally published: Great Britain : HarperCollins, 2012, with the subtitle The kings who made England.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Summary, etc.:|| The first Plantagenet king inherited a blood-soaked kingdom from the Normans and transformed it into an empire stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. In this history, Jones resurrects this fierce and seductive royal dynasty and its mythic world.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 March #2
They may lack the glamour of the Tudors or the majesty of the Victorians, but in Jones' latest book, the Plantagenets are just as essential to the foundation of modern Britain. As he chronicles the entire dynasty, beginning with Geoffrey of Anjou (commonly adorned with a sprig of Planta genista, which gave his line their moniker), familiar dramatis personae emerge. Of course, there's the recklessly brave Lionheart and the incomparably inept John, but Jones devotes ample time to the forces at work that shaped the kingdom. The great battles against the Scots and French and the subjugation of the Welsh make for thrilling reading but so do the equally enthralling struggles over succession, the Magna Carta, and the Provisions of Oxford. Many of these early inklings toward a permanent parliament and the rule of law would find a much fuller and fraught expression under the Stewarts, but they begin here. Written with prose that keeps the reader captivated throughout accounts of the span of centuries and the not-always-glorious trials of kingship, this book is at all times approachable, academic, and entertaining. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.
Dan Jones is the author of The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queen Who Made England, a #1 international bestseller and New York Times bestseller, and Wars of the Roses, which charts the story of the fall of the Plantagenet dynasty and the improbable rise of the Tudors. He writes and presents the popular Netflix series Secrets of Great British Castles. He is also the author of Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty and Summer of Blood: England’s First Revolution and is working on a history of the Knights Templar due out in 2017.
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