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


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The author of the New York Times bestseller The Plantagenets and Magna Carta chronicles the next chapter in British history-the historical backdrop for Game of Thrones The inspiration for the Channel 5 series Britain's Bloody Crown

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The author of the New York Times bestseller The Plantagenets and Magna Carta chronicles the next chapter in British history—the historical backdrop for Game of Thrones

The inspiration for the Channel 5 series Britain's Bloody Crown

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 to The 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 to Henry V, whose victory at Agincourt marked the high point of the medieval monarchy, and 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.
Technical Details
Binding
Hardcover
Number of Pages
416
Product group
Book
Label
Viking
Publisher
Viking
Publication date
October 14, 2014
Release date
October 14, 2014
Author
Dan Jones
Language
English (Published), English (Original Language)
EAN
9780670026678
ISBN-10
0670026670
Item Dimensions L x W x H
6.44 x 1.25 x 9.5 inches
Item Weight
1.5 pounds
Manufacturer
Viking
Studio
Viking



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