My new book, ‘The Plantagenets: The Kings Who Made England’ will be published by Harper Press on
1 April14 May 2012. It is a family portrait of England’s greatest medieval royal family, sweeping through eight generations of history from the creation of the vast Plantagenet empire in the twelfth century to the majestic tyranny of Richard II.
Here are some very kind things that those who have read it in advance have said:
“Dan Jones’ The Plantagenets is outstanding. Majestic in its sweep, compelling in its storytelling, this is narrative history at its best. A thrilling dynastic history of royal intrigues, violent skulduggery and brutal warfare across two centuries of British history.”
SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE, best-selling author of Jerusalem: The Biography
“The Plantagenets played a defining part in shaping the nation of England, and Dan Jones tells their fascinating story with wit, verve and vivid insight. This is exhilarating history – a fresh and gloriously compelling portrait of a brilliant, brutal and bloody-minded dynasty.”
HELEN CASTOR, best-selling author of She-Wolves
You can pre-order ‘The Plantagenets’ here