England, 1154. As Henry II seizes the throne after years of turmoil, a brand new dynasty is poised to haul this hitherto turbulent state out from the darkish a long time and remodel it into the state nation we realize this day. that includes a few of England's maximum but additionally such a lot infamous kings, the home of Plantagenet may reign for over three hundred blood-soaked, but foundational, years.
The dynasty offers one of the most evocative names in our background: from the courageous but rash Richard the Lionheart, his treacherous brother John, the hapless Richard II, and the hero of Agincourt Henry V, via to the debatable Richard III. And during this authoritative, clever and grippingly written e-book, acclaimed historian Derek Wilson brings this exciting period to lifestyles.
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