The Plantagenets: A History Of England's Bloodiest Dynasty, from Henry II to Richard III, 1133-1485
- Biographies & Memoirs, European History , Coffee Table Books
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England’s bloody reign
For almost 350 years the Plantagenet family held the English throne—longer than any dynasty in English history. This lavishly illustrated volume takes us from its origins in France to the coronation of Henry, Count of Anjou, in 1145 to the fall of Yorkist Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Along the way, it explores how the authority of Parliament increased, how royal authority struggled with that of the Roman Catholic Church, how the Black Death affected England, and how universities were founded and cathedrals built.
Illustrated with more than 200 color and black-and-white photographs, maps, and artworks, The Plantagenets is an expertly written account of a dynasty that has long captured the popular imagination.
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|Release Date:||August 10, 2018|