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The Hollow Crown characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ó [Reading] ➬ The Hollow Crown ➳ Dan Jones – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk The fifteenth century experienced the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history The crown of England changed hands violently seven times as the great families of EnAced by the TudorsWith vivid descriptions of the battle of Towton where men died in a single morning to Bosworth where the last Plantagenet king was hacked down this is the real story behind Shakespeare's famous history play. This is really good I just don’t think I’m absorbing it by listening Will definitely resume in physical form

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Hollow Epubmajesty and the right to rule Dan Jones completes his epic history of medieval England with a new book about the the Wars of the Roses and describes how the Plantagenets tore themselves apart and were finally repl. I looked at my review of a previous Dan Jones history I had read and had made comment that it was “A very enjoyable popular history and hard to be too critical” And it is hard not to say the same for this very readable installment that he has produced on the madness that was the Wars of The Roses If one likes populist narrative history told with “pace and flair” as the cover blurb says this is right up that target audiences alley It is however not my style of delivery Far too much subjectivity for me A few too many “it was a blistering hot day” observations And to uote my previous review of the authors work “A pity really as there is a magnificent Further Reading chapter at the end and the Epilogue was also a good read” The footnotes are lot better as well Butas much as I enjoyed it is was just a good read

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The Hollow CrownThe fifteenth century experienced the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history The crown of England changed hands violently seven times as the great families of England fought to the death for power The. In this follow up to his bookThe Plantagenets The Warrior Kings and ueens Who Made England I felt the author Dan Jones has done an admirable job of explaining the whys and wherefores of the struggle that became known as the Wars of the Roses Starting with the death of Henry V Mr Jones looks at how the English experience in France the end of the 100 Years War and the inability of Henry’s son Henry VI to be an effective ruler led to the conditions that gave rise to the civil warI felt Mr Jones did an excellent job of explaining just how Henry VI’s mental instability led to the generation long civil war Even when he was all there Henry’s inability to be a medieval monarch led to many in the nobility including his cousin Richard Duke of York to contemplate replacing him first as regent and later as King After Richard’s death at Wakefield his son Edward takes up the claim to eventually defeats Henry’s supporters to become Edward IVWhile the author does a good job describing the many battles including the major ones of Wakefield Towton and of course Bosworth they are not his main focus The focus seems to be the political maneuverings of the two factions He offers a good look at the power behind Henry VI his wife Margaret He also discusses the power of various nobles including the Earl of Warwick who became known as the King MakerAs he gets to the later stages of the Wars Mr Jones takes on the traditional view of Richard III Although I felt the author is sympathetic to reasons Richard usurped the throne of his nephew Edward V He does support the opinion that Richard had Edward and his brother the Princes in the Tower killed In this there is ample president in English history Mr Jones does also give a good look at Richard’s deteriorating political situation prior to Bosworth and the double dealings of the Stanley family that in all probability cost Richard both his throne and his lifeIn summary Mr Jones doesn't just tell the story of the Wars of the Roses but gives the reader an insite to why they occured and why they turned out the way they did I felt this was a solid 4 star read and whould recommend it to any one interested in English or Medieval history