Heather’s Review: The Plantagenets by Dan Jones

The Plantagenets
written by Dan Jones
published by Viking, 2013

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Did I enjoy this book? I did, but I am a huge fan and very interested in British history. I devour any book written in regard to British royalty, British history, and that time period. This book is huge, as are the rest in the series, and it is full of details and information.

Dan Jones writes in a way, though, that makes it relatively easy to follow and interesting. He tells it as a story, rather than outlining the events in history.

I am currently reading the second book in the series: The Wars of the Roses.


Would I recommend it? Yes, for anyone interested in the subject matter. Do not pick up this book if you have no interest in history or the history of the British royalty.




About the book – from Goodreads: The first Plantagenet king inherited a blood-soaked kingdom from the Normans and transformed it into an empire stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. In this epic history, Dan Jones vividly resurrects this fierce and seductive royal dynasty and its mythic world.

We meet the captivating Eleanor of Aquitaine, twice queen and the most famous woman in Christendom; her son, Richard the Lionheart, who fought Saladin in the Third Crusade; and King John, a tyrant who was forced to sign Magna Carta, which formed the basis of our own Bill of Rights.

This is the era of chivalry, of Robin Hood and the Knights Templar, the Black Death, the founding of Parliament, the Black Prince, and the Hundred Year’s War. It will appeal as much to readers of Tudor history as to fans of ‘Game of Thrones.


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