The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets : The Kings That Made Britain

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 24mm | 300g
  • Quercus Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 x 8pp colour plate section
  • 1782069410
  • 9781782069416
  • 5,730

About Derek Wilson

Derek Wilson is an award-winning historian and author of the high acclaimed biographies of Hans Holbein and Sir Francis Walsingham, and The Uncrowned Kings of England. He runs the annual Cambridge History festival and lives in Devon. His website is: www.derekwilson.com.show more

Table of contents

The Plantagenet Succession. Introduction. Henry II. Richard I and John. Henry III. Edward I. Edward II. Edward III. Richard II. Henry IV. Henry V. The Wars of the Roses. Edward IV, Edward V and Richard III. Postscript. References. Picture credits. Index.show more
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