The Plantagenets by Dan Jones


A dynasty who did more than probably any other to shape England and what it means to be English. Taking over from the Normans and running the show for over two centuries they were around for historic events like Crecy and Magna Carta, left behind legacies such as common law, and provided us with some of our most famous and successful kings. All of them are covered here and the constant ebb and flow of fortune that made up medieval England. So much history covered in an engaging and entertaining style without being too simplistic or sensationalist. It may have been 600 pages long but it certainly didn’t feel like it.

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