The Demon's Brood

The Demon's Brood

A History of the Plantagenet Dynasty

Book - 2014
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A vivid and colorful history of the most dominant royal dynasty in English history, from Richard the Lionheart and Edward the Black Prince to Henry IV and Richard III.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2014
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781605986180
Branch Call Number: 942.03 P6946S 2014
Characteristics: xxix, 322 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm


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Aug 01, 2017

For those interested on getting a good base of knowledge on the history of England and it's royals, this is a gripping little read. It profiles the Plantagenet dynasty which was established after the conquest of 1066 and ruled England for four hundred years until the Tudors replaced them after the horrors (and intrigues) of the Wars of the Roses. Many of these historical figures are household names; King (Prince) John who gave us the Magna Carta; his older brother Richard (the Lionhearted) who didn't speak a word of English, and the list goes on right on up through those made famous by the Bard. What's wonderful about this book is it draws portraits of the men enabling us to place them chronologically and distinct from one another; as these many Kings share just a few first names and just one last name I've always had difficulty distinguishing them! A fun read and a great starting place for those interested in British history.


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