Book Review: The Plantagenets by Dan Jones

tp.pngThe Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England by Dan Jones
Published: 2012
Genre: History, Nonfiction
Format: Paperback
Pages: 534
Source: Purchased
Dates Read: February 1-25, 2019
Grade: A-
Synopsis: A stunning achievement that brings one of the most tumultuous and fascinating periods of British history to life, The Plantagenets transports readers to the era of chivalry and the Crusades, the Black Death and the Hundred Years War. The first Plantagenet king inherited a broken, blood-soaked realm from the Normans and transformed it into an empire that would stretch at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. His descendants and their fiery queens, including Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard the Lionheart, Edward II, and King John, shaped England into the country we recognize today and gave it many of the laws, contracts, and bodies of governance—like Parliament and the Magna Carta—that would shape our own nation. (from Goodreads)
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