By Dan Jones
The New York instances bestseller that tells the tale of Britain’s maximum and worst dynasty—“a real-life Game of Thrones” (The Wall highway Journal)
From the writer of Magna Carta: The beginning of Liberty
The first Plantagenet kings inherited a blood-soaked realm from the Normans and remodeled it into an empire that stretched at its top from Scotland to Jerusalem. during this epic narrative historical past of braveness, treachery, ambition, and deception, Dan Jones resurrects the unruly royal dynasty that preceded the Tudors. They produced England’s most sensible and worst kings: Henry II and his spouse Eleanor of Aquitaine, two times a queen and the main recognized lady in Christendom; their son Richard the Lionheart, who fought Saladin within the 3rd campaign; and his conniving brother King John, who used to be pressured to furnish his humans new rights less than the Magna Carta, the foundation for our personal invoice of rights. Combining the newest educational study with a present for storytelling, Jones vividly recreates the nice battles of Bannockburn, Crécy, and Sluys and divulges how the maligned kings Edward II and Richard II met their downfalls. this is often the period of chivalry and the Black dying, the Knights Templar, the founding of parliament, and the Hundred Years’ struggle, while England’s nationwide id used to be cast via the sword.