Dan Jones opens the series with the first king of the dynasty, Henry II. A dashing and energetic warrior, Henry transformed England from a violent and lawless state into the heart of an empire that would become one of the greatest that Europe has ever seen. However, his success was undone by a series of bitter betrayals.
The history of the Plantagenets continues with the story of King Henry III, his treacherous best friend Simon de Montfort and their bitter struggle for the soul of the nation.
Dan Jones continues his compelling part-dramatised history of the Plantagenet dynasty with a look at the reign of Edward II. In a story of murder, intrigue, lust, betrayal and revenge, he explores what turned his queen, Isabella of France, from a loyal young wife into a bloodthirsty matriarch.
Dan Jones tells the extraordinary story of Richard II, the boy king who was the hero of the Peasants' Revolt, who grew up to become one of the most brutal tyrants in English history. His bitter rivalry with his cousin, plunged the country into civil war, and when Henry deposed Richard the Plantagenet dynasty came to an end.
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