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The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England

Autor: Jones, Dan

Editorial: Penguin Books

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
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The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England :

The Plantagenets inherited a bloodied, broken kingdom from the Normans, and set about expanding royal rule until it stretched at its largest from the Scottish lowlands to the Pyrenees, and from the Ireland to the foothills of the Holy Roman Empire. At the same time, they developed aspects of English law, government, architecture, art and folklore that survive to this day. Despite all this, and having reigned for twice as long as their eventual successors, the Tudors, the Plantagenets remain relatively unknown.

In this gripping, vivid new book, Dan Jones brings the Plantagenets and their world back to life. This is both an epic narrative history of the 'high' Middle Ages, and a spellbinding portrait of a family blessed and cursed in equal measure.

THE PLANTAGANETS sweeps from Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine's creation of a European empire to Richard the Lionheart's heroic Third Crusade and King John's humbling under Magna Carta. It explores the beginning of parliament under Henry III. It charts the fierce rule of Edward Longshanks, who conquered Wales and subdued Scotland but could never come to terms with his own son, the ill-fated Edward II. The book comes to an exciting climax in the age of chivalry, as Edward III saw England triumph in the Hundred Years War while plague stalked Europe, before the Black Prince and his beautiful princess Joan of Kent raised a son, Richard II, who would come to destroy the Plantagenet legacy. It is a compelling, fascinating journey through Britain's most spectacular age.


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History & Geography   Europe
Biografía y Autobiografía   Royalty

ISBN 13:9780143124924
ISBN 10:0143124927
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:534
Tamaño:8.41" l x 5.41" w x 1.27" h
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