The Wars of the Roses

The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors
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Author(s): Dan Jones
Original Publish Date: Oct 14, 2014
Product Number: EB00398211
Released: Oct 14, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780698170322
Publisher: Penguin Books
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The author of the New York Times bestseller The Plantagenets and The Templars chronicles the next chapter in British history—the historical backdrop for Game of Thrones The inspiration for the Channel 5 series Britain's Bloody Crown The crown of England changed hands five times over the course of the fifteenth century, as two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty fought to the death for the right to rule. In this riveting follow-up to The Plantagenets, celebrated historian Dan Jones describes how the longest-reigning British royal family tore itself apart until it was finally replaced by the Tudors. Some of the greatest heroes and villains of history were thrown together in these turbulent times, from Joan of Arc to Henry V, whose victory at Agincourt marked the high point of the medieval monarchy, and Richard III, who murdered his own nephews in a desperate bid to secure his stolen crown. This was a period when headstrong queens and consorts seized power and bent men to their will. With vivid descriptions of the battles of Towton and Bosworth, where the last Plantagenet king was slain, this dramatic narrative history revels in bedlam and intrigue. It also offers a long-overdue corrective to Tudor propaganda, dismantling their self-serving account of what they called the Wars of the Roses.

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Author(s): Dan Jones
Narrator(s): John Curless
Product Number C03360
Released: Oct 06, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490631141
eAudio
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Author(s): Dan Jones
Narrator(s): John Curless
Product Number Z08810
Released: Oct 14, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490631158
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Dan Jones
Narrator(s): John Curless
Product Number MP1384
Released: Oct 14, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490639871