The Plantagenets

Author: J. S. Hamilton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441157123

Category: History

Page: 257

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A complete account of the rulers and politics of the Plantagenet reign.

The Plantagenets

Author: Derek Wilson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857386069

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 7359

England, 1154. As Henry II seizes the throne after years of turmoil, a new dynasty is poised to haul this hitherto turbulent nation out from the Dark Ages and transform it into the nation state we recognize today. Featuring some of England's greatest but also most notorious kings, the house of Plantagenet would reign for over 300 blood-soaked, yet foundational, years. The dynasty provides some of the most evocative names in our history: from the brave yet rash Richard the Lionheart, his treacherous brother John, the hapless Richard II, and the hero of Agincourt Henry V, through to the controversial Richard III. And in this authoritative, intelligent and grippingly written book, acclaimed historian Derek Wilson brings this thrilling era to life.

101 Amazing Facts about The Plantagenets

Author: Jack Goldstein

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1785381814

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 53

View: 2482

Why was Edward I also known as Edward Longshanks? What do historians think happened to the Princes in the Tower? Who became known as ‘The Kingmaker’ and why? And who shocked Europe with the murder of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury? All of these questions and more are answered in this excellent book containing over one hundred facts about the Plantagenets. Separated into sections covering either an individual monarch or era (such as the Angevins or the House of York), the book is perfect for anyone studying this fascinating period in English History as well as those with a general interest in the age.

The Plantagenet Empire, 1154-1224

Author: Martin Aurell

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582784390

Category: History

Page: 388

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The Dragon Legacy

Author: Nicholas de Vere

Publisher: Book Tree

ISBN: 9781585091317

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 444

View: 6414

A collection of essays on the Deresthai culture with accompanying extracts from the Dragon Court archives comprising the official history of the Dragon peoples.

Usurpers, A New Look at Medieval Kings

Author: Michele Morrical

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 1526779536

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 8095

In the Middle Ages, England had to contend with a string of usurpers who disrupted the British monarchy and ultimately changed the course of European history by deposing England’s reigning kings and seizing power for themselves. Some of the most infamous usurper kings to come out of medieval England include William the Conqueror, Stephen of Blois, Henry Bolingbroke, Edward IV, Richard III, and Henry Tudor. Did these kings really deserve the title of usurper or were they unfairly vilified by royal propaganda and biased chroniclers? In this book we examine the lives of these six medieval kings, the circumstances which brought each of them to power, and whether or not they deserve the title of usurper. Along the way readers will hear stories of some of the most fascinating people from medieval Europe, including Empress Matilda, the woman who nearly succeeded at becoming the first ruling Queen of England; Eleanor of Aquitaine, the queen of both France and England who stirred her own sons to rebel against their father, Henry II; the cruel and vengeful reign of Richard II which caused his own family to overthrow him; the epic struggle for power between Henry VI, Margaret of Anjou, Richard of York, and Edward IV during the Wars of the Roses; the notorious Richard III and his monstrous reputation as a child-killer; and Henry VII who rose from relative obscurity to establish the most famous royal family of all time: the Tudors.