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Dan Jones
Dan Jones is an award-winning historian of the Middle Ages and the New York Times bestselling author of The Plantagenets and The Wars of the Roses. A charismatic television presenter, he has narrated Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty, a four-part series based onThe Plantagenets, as well as another... show more
Dan Jones is an award-winning historian of the Middle Ages and the New York Times bestselling author of The Plantagenets and The Wars of the Roses. A charismatic television presenter, he has narrated Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty, a four-part series based onThe Plantagenets, as well as another series about castles in England and France. He is a columnist at the Evening Standard and has contributed to Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Smithsonian, and many other outlets.
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Birth date: 1981-07-27
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Eazy Reads
Eazy Reads rated it 3 years ago
This is a review of an advance reader's copy (ARC) provided by Viking Books through the Goodreads Giveaway program.News stories about the 800th anniversary a couple months ago attracted me to this book. I mean I was already vaguely aware it was forced on the hated King John. Plus the Bill of Rights ...
Seriously, Read a Book!
Seriously, Read a Book! rated it 4 years ago
Full disclosure—I undoubtedly read this book too soon after finishing The Tudors. While the overlapping content is minimal, and the authors differ somewhat stylistically, both books are broad sweeping histories featuring lots of kings and queens (many of whom shared the same names). Given that this ...
bookaneer
bookaneer rated it 4 years ago
The Plantagenets by Dan Jones It's no secret that George R. R. Martin based much of his world's politicking on the Plantagenet period.What I learned from this book: the Plantagenets were so batshit crazy that they make the situations in Game of Thrones (ASoIaF) look comparatively mundane.To start wi...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 4 years ago
As with his earlier volume, The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England, Jones has developed narrative nonfiction covering a complicated era of history and made it a pleasure to read. He clearly establishes that the Wars of the Roses were about so much more than who had the stron...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 4 years ago
Dan Jones has done something with this book that is not usually achieved. He has taken almost three centuries of history and made them accessible and understandable to the non-historian. His style of narrative nonfiction was at times as captivating as any novel with brilliant analysis of what drove ...
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