By Dan Jones
8 generations of the best and worst kings and queens that this nation has ever noticeable - from the White send to the Lionheart, undesirable King John to the Black Prince and John of Gaunt - this can be the dynasty that invented England as we nonetheless are aware of it this present day - nice historical past to attract readers of Ken Follet, Bernard Cornwell, Tom Holland The Plantagenets inherited a bloodied, damaged country from the Normans, and set approximately increasing royal rule till it stretched at its greatest from the Scottish lowlands to the Pyrenees, and from the eire to the foothills of the Holy Roman Empire. whilst, they constructed elements of English legislations, executive, structure, artwork and folklore that live to tell the tale to this present day. regardless of all this, and having reigned for two times so long as their eventual successors, the Tudors, the Plantagenets stay rather unknown. during this gripping, bright new booklet, Dan Jones brings the Plantagenets and their global again to lifestyles. this can be either an epic narrative background of the 'high' heart a while, and a spellbinding portrait of a relations blessed and cursed in equivalent degree. 'The Plantagenets' sweeps from Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine's construction of a eu empire to Richard the Lionheart's heroic 3rd campaign and King John's humbling lower than Magna Carta. It explores the start of parliament less than Henry III. It charts the fierce rule of Edward Longshanks, who conquered Wales and subdued Scotland yet may possibly by no means come to phrases along with his personal son, the ill-fated Edward II. The e-book involves a thrilling climax within the age of chivalry, as Edward III observed England triumph within the Hundred Years conflict whereas plague stalked Europe, sooner than the Black Prince and his attractive princess Joan of Kent raised a son, Richard II, who might come to smash the Plantagenet legacy. it's a compelling, interesting trip via Britain's such a lot extraordinary age.