The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the RIse of the Tudors, Dan Jones
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The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the RIse of the Tudors

Author: Dan Jones

Narrator: John Curless

Unabridged: 15 hr 7 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Recorded Books

Published: 10/14/2014

Genre: History - Europe - Great Britain

Synopsis

The author of the New York Times bestseller The Plantagenets chronicles the next chapter in British historythe actual historical backdrop for Game of Thrones The fifteenth century saw the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands five times as two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty fought to the death for the right to rule. Now, 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 in history were thrown together in these turbulent timesfrom Joan of Arc and Henry V, whose victory at Agincourt and prudent rule marked the high point of the medieval English monarchy, to Richard III, who stole the throne and murdered his own nephews, the princes in the Tower. It is also a period of headstrong and resilient womenMargaret of Anjou, Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufortwho were not afraid to seize power and bend men to their will. With vivid descriptions of the battles of Towton and Bosworth, where the last Plantagenet king was slain, this is a bold and dramatic narrative history that will delight readers who like their history with a healthy dose of bedlam, romance, and intrigue.

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