A vivid, in-the-round portrait of English society in the year of Magna Carta.
Dan Jones took a first in History from Cambridge in 2002. An award-winning journalist and a pioneer of the resurgence of interest in medieval history, he is the bestselling author of The Peasants' Revolt and The Plantagenets. He lives in London.
Wonderfully engaging... commanding and piercingly insightful. His
book is packed with moments that make you stop in your tracks' *
Daily Telegraph *
A very colourful and entertaining volume * The Bookbag *
Jones has a terrific eye for humanising stories and the telling detail... it is the snapshots of life as it was lived that make this book so engaging' * Daily Telegraph *
An insightful overview of the state of England 800 years ago * History Revealed Book of the Month *
Jones expertly guides us through this turbulent period and sheds fascinating light on life in Plantagenet England * The Irish Mail *
Jones writes in a very readable style * Battlefield Magazine *
Jones is to be congratulated for telling his story with panache and originality. He deserves to be widely read * BBC History Magazine *