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The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Dan Jones

Narrated By: Clive Chafer

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: April 2013

Duration: 20 hours 53 minutes

Summary:

The first Plantagenet king inherited a blood-soaked kingdom from the Normans and transformed it into an empire that stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. In this epic history, Dan Jones vividly resurrects this fierce and seductive royal dynasty and its mythic world. We meet the captivating Eleanor of Aquitaine, twice queen and the most famous woman in Christendom; her son, Richard the Lionheart, who fought Saladin in the Third Crusade; and King John, a tyrant who was forced to sign Magna Carta, which formed the basis of our own Bill of Rights. This is the era of chivalry, Robin Hood, and the Knights Templar, the era of the Black Death, the Black Prince, the founding of Parliament, and the Hundred Years' War.

"Dan Jones' The Plantagenets is outstanding. Majestic in its sweep, compelling in its storytelling, this is narrative history at its best. A thrilling dynastic history of royal intrigues, violent skullduggery, and brutal warfare across two centuries of British history."-Simon Sebag Montefiore, New York Times bestselling author

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  • nab6215

    "The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England" by Dan Jones is thorough. A prior knowledge of geography and European history is helpful because this book has a narrow beam focused on the monarchy. The epilogue was superb and will help me keep the era of the Plantagenets in my memory.

  • Becca Eller

    I love Dan Jones! He write beautiful narrative style history that drops you right in the middle of all the action

  • Paul A. Tunick, MD

    Admittedly, I have Multiple Sclerodis, withc ogintive dysfunction, (that'e why I'm listenning to wudiobookes instesd of reaging, but I found this book to be cery sonvusing, and full of foo many details. I coldn't folllow it. Sorry Paul A. Tunick, MD, FACC ?rovessor of Medicine (retired) NYU School of medicine

  • Ami Johnson

    Fantastic book that is well researched. I read the book before trying it on audio and its a good thing I did because this narrator is the worst! He sounds like a parody of a BBC newscaster. His inflection is absolutely the same no matter what is going on. He drones on about how much money Richard I raised for his Crusade as he did when discussing the murder of Thomas Becket. He drones on with zero emotion, quite simply saying the words on the page. Thank goodness they changed narrators for Dan Browns companion to this book, The Wars of the Roses (or The Hollow Crown for those in the UK).

  • Arihana Vargas

    I had very high hopes for this book but it read like a list of boring facts (which in reality these facts were fascinating). There was no storytelling. I'll try the sequel and see if it's any better.