The bestselling writer of Crusaders and presenter of Netflix’s Secrets of Nice British Castles provides a bright account of the occasions that impressed Game of Thrones and Shakespeare’s Henry IV and Richard III

Discover the true historical past in the back of The Hole Crown: The Wars of the Roses, the PBS Nice Efficiency collection of Shakespeare’s performs, starring Judi Dench, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sofie Okenedo and Hugh Bonneville.  

The crown of England modified fingers 5 occasions over the process the 15th century, as branches of the Plantagenet dynasty fought to the demise for the fitting to rule. On this riveting observe-as much as The Plantagenets, celebrated historian Dan Jones describes how the longest-reigning British royal circle of relatives tore itself aside till it was once in any case changed via the Tudors.

One of the most largest heroes and villains of historical past have been thrown in combination in those turbulent occasions, from Joan of Arc and Henry V, whose victory at Agincourt marked the top aspect of the medieval monarchy, to Richard III, who murdered his personal nephews in a determined bid to protected his stolen crown. This was once a duration whilst headstrong queens and consorts seized energy and bent males to their will. With bright descriptions of the battles of Towton and Bosworth, the place the closing Plantagenet king was once slain, this dramatic narrative historical past revels in bedlam and intrigue. It additionally provides a protracted-past due corrective to Tudor propaganda, dismantling their self-serving account of what they known as the Wars of the Roses.
“Should you’re partial to Game of Thrones or The Tudors then Dan Jones’ swashbucklingly interesting slice of medieval historical past will probably be proper up your alley… Each bit as interesting and readable as his earlier blockbuster The Plantagenets.” – Daily Express