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Jones, Dan 1981-

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The Plantagenets : the warrior kings and queens who made England by Dan Jones( Book )

30 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first Plantagenet king inherited a blood-soaked kingdom from the Normans and transformed it into an empire stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. In this epic history, Jones vividly resurrects this fierce and seductive royal dynasty and its mythic world
The Templars : the rise and spectacular fall of God's holy warriors by Dan Jones( Book )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative history of the Knights Templar draws on extensive original sources to separate fact from myth, exploring their actual work and influence, the reasons they fell out of favor, and whether or not they were guilty of heresy
Magna Carta : the birth of liberty by Dan Jones( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Magna Carta is revered around the world as the founding document of Western liberty. Its principles--even its language--can be found in our Bill of Rights and in the Constitution. But what was this strange charter and how did it gain such legendary status? Historian Dan Jones takes us back to the turbulent year of 1215, when, beset by foreign crises and cornered by a growing domestic rebellion, King John reluctantly agreed to fix his seal to a document that would change the course of history. At the time of its creation, the Magna Carta was just a peace treaty drafted by a group of rebel barons who were tired of the king's high taxes, arbitrary justice, and endless foreign wars. The fragile peace it established would last only two months, but its principles have reverberated over the centuries. Jones's narrative follows the story of the Magna Carta's creation, its failure, and the war that subsequently engulfed England, and charts the high points in its unexpected afterlife. Reissued by King John's successors, it protected the Church, banned unlawful imprisonment, and set limits to the exercise of royal power. It established the principle that taxation must be tied to representation and paved the way for the creation of Parliament. In 1776 American patriots, inspired by that long-ago defiance, dared to pick up arms against another English king and to demand even more far-reaching rights. We think of the Declaration of Independence as our founding document, but those who drafted it had their eye on the Magna Carta.--Adapted from book jacket
The Wars of the Roses : the fall of the Plantagenets and the rise of the Tudors by Dan Jones( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crown of England changed hands five times over the course of the fifteenth century, as two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty fought to the death for the right to rule. In this follow-up to The Plantagenets, historian Dan Jones describes how the longest-reigning British royal family tore itself apart until it was finally replaced by the Tudors. Some of the greatest heroes and villains of history were thrown together in these turbulent times, from Joan of Arc to Henry V, whose victory at Agincourt marked the high point of the medieval monarchy, and Richard III, who murdered his own nephews in a desperate bid to secure his stolen crown. This was a period when headstrong queens and consorts seized power and bent men to their will. With descriptions of the battles of Towton and Bosworth, where the last Plantagenet king was slain, this narrative history revels in bedlam and intrigue
The hollow crown : the Wars of the Roses and the rise of the Tudors by Dan Jones( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 England fought to the death for power, majesty and the right to rule. Dan Jones completes his epic history of medieval England with a new book about the Wars of the Roses - and describes how the Plantagenets, tore themselves apart and were finally replaced by the Tudors. Some of the greatest heroes and villains in history were thrown together in these turbulent times - from Henry V, whose victory at Agincourt and prudent rule at home marked the high point of the medieval monarchy, to Richard III, who stole the throne and murdered his own nephews, the Princes in the Tower. The feeble-minded king Henry VI became king as a tiny baby, and although propped up by his determined and vengeful queen Margaret of Anjou, his reign eventually descended into madness and war. Edward IV was handed his crown by the scheming soldier Warwick the Kingmaker, before their alliance collapsed into a fight to the death. Finally, the Tudors arrived - but even their rule on the Crown was only made certain in the 1520s when Henry VIII ruthlessly hunted down his family's last remaining enemies. In the midst of chaos, extraordinary efforts were made by successive generations of Englishmen to maintain some semblance of peace and order, as chivalry was reborn, the printing press arrived, and the Renaissance began to flourish. Yet it was also an age of darkness and brutality. With vivid descriptions of the battle of Towton, where 28,000 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 plays
The Wars of the Roses : the fall of the Plantagenets and the rise of the Tudors by Dan Jones( Recording )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the fifteenth-century civil wars that irrevocably shaped the British crown, particularly evaluating the roles of strong women including Margaret of Anjou, Elizabeth Woodville, and Margaret Beaufort in shifting power between two ruling families
Britain's bloodiest dynasty : the Plantagenets( Visual )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning journalist and historian Dan Jones, an expert on the Middle Ages, tells this story. These four episodes will reveal a fresh perspective on the turbulent times that shaped history and Britain
The Plantagenets : the warrior kings and queens who made England by Dan Jones( Recording )

16 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first Plantagenet king inherited a blood-soaked kingdom from the Normans and transformed it into an empire that stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. In this epic history, Dan Jones vividly resurrects this fierce and seductive royal dynasty and its mythic world. We meet the captivating Eleanor of Aquitaine, twice queen and the most famous woman in Christendom; her son, Richard the Lionheart, who fought Saladin in the Third Crusade; and King John, a tyrant who was forced to sign Magna Carta, which formed the basis of our own Bill of Rights. This is the era of chivalry, Robin Hood, and the Knights Templar, the era of the Black Death, the Black Prince, the founding of Parliament, and the Hundred Years' War
Summer of blood : the peasants' revolt of 1381 by Dan Jones( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-evaluation of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381. Dan Jones brings to life the squalor, drama and complex hierarchies of life in the 14th century. He examines village life and the failings of government from the perspective of the revolt's key players
Titans of history by Simon Sebag Montefiore( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Sebag Montefiore, one of our pre-eminent historians, presents the lives of the giants who have made our world. The cast varies from conquerors, poets, kings, empresses and whores to psychopaths, composers and explorers. Informative, entertaining, inspiring and sometimes horrifying, this is a history of the world that contains the stories and characters that everyone should know and no one should forget
Magna Carta : the making and legacy of the great charter by Dan Jones( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the summer of 1215 King John of England had lost control of his kingdom. In June, his rebellious barons forced him to attach his regal seal under oath to a remarkable document. Its signing would echo around the world in centuries to come. The so-called 'Great Charter', established an Englishman's right to habeas corpus and set limits to the exercise of royal power. For the first time a group of subjects had forced an English king to agree to a document that limited his powers by law and protected their rights. As a milestone in the development of constitutional politics and the rule of law, Magna Carta has inspired democrats on every continent. Three of its clauses remain on the statute book of England and Wales to this day. In this exquisitely designed and beautifully illustrated book, Dan Jones sets Magna Carta in the political context of its era, narrates the circumstances of its signing, and outlines and analyses its long-lasting political legacy
A realm divided : a year in the life of Plantagenet England by Dan Jones( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1215 - the penultimate year of the reign of a king with the worst reputation of any in our history - saw England engulfed by crisis. Weakened by the loss of Normandy, King John faced insurrection by his disgruntled barons. With the assistance of the Archbishop of Canterbury, they drew up a list of their demands. In June, in a quiet Thames-side water-meadow, John attached his regal seal - under oath - to a charter that set limits on regal power. In return, the barons renewed their vows of fealty. Groundbreaking though 'Magna Carta' was, it had scant immediate impact as England descended into civil war that would still be raging when John died the following year. Dan Jones's vivid account of the vicissitudes of feudal power politics and the workings of 13th-century government is interwoven with a exploration of the lives of ordinary people: how and where they worked, what they wore, what they ate, and what role the Church played in their lives
Summer of blood : England's first revolution by Dan Jones( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Plantagenets and a top authority on the historical events that inspired Game of Thrones, a vivid, blood-soaked account of one of the most famous rebellions in history--the first mass uprising by the people of England against their feudal masters. In the summer of 1381, ravaged by poverty and oppressed by taxes, the people of England rose up and demanded that their voices be heard. A ragtag army, led by the mysterious Wat Tyler and the visionary preacher John Ball, rose up against the fourteen-year-old Richard II and his most powerful lords and knights, who risked their property and their lives in a desperate battle to save the English crown. Dan Jones brings this incendiary moment to life and captures both the idealism and brutality of that fateful summer, when a brave group of men and women dared to challenge their overlords, demand that they be treated equally, and fight for freedom. Praise for Summer of Blood: 'Hot, brave and reeking with gore'--The Times (London); 'Sound scholarship and sexy writing make this essential reading'--The Independent (London), Book of the Year"--Provided by publisher
Britain's bloody crown( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six hundred years ago England was torn apart by a series of bloody battles for the throne. England's most powerful families went to war against each other in a violent and deadly blood feud known as the Wars of the Roses. Across four episodes, acclaimed historian Dan Jones' unique storytelling is combined with high-end scripted drama to reveal the true story of the Wars of the Roses: a story of human frailties, rivalries, forced hands, and blind luck that drove England into decades of violence
101 world heroes : great men and women for an unheroic age by Simon Sebag Montefiore( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rameses the Great - Solomon - Confucius - Aristotle - Alexander the Great - Hannibal - Muhammed - Charlemagne - Brunelleschi - Charlemagne - Eleanor of Aquitaine - Joan of Arc - Magellan - Galileo Galilel - Isaac newton - Voltaire - George AWashington - Charles Darwin - Louis Pasteur - Oscar Wilde - Ernest Hemingway - John F. Kennedy - George Orwell - Mohammed Ali - nelson Mandela - Pope John Paul II
The Templars : the rise and fall of God's holy warriors by Dan Jones( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts every stage in the Templars' 200-year history: their foundation in the early twelfth century as a charitable order protecting pilgrims visiting the Holy Land; their growth into a warrior elite who fought as shock troops in crusader battles; their evolution into sophisticated financiers enjoying sweeping tax breaks, freedom from regulation and privileged access to popes, emperors and kings; and their suppression and final disbandment in 1312 by King Philip 'the Fair' of France and Pope Clement
Elizabeth I and her enemies.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at Elizabeth's turbulent early years, from age three when her mother was executed and she was declared illegitimate and banished from court, through to the start of her reign
TEMPLARS by Dan Jones( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable story of the Knights Templar - the wealthiest, most powerful and most secretive of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era
The Templars : the rise and spectacular fall of God's holy warriors by Dan Jones( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major new history of the knights Templar--holy warriors, bankers, priests, heretics--by the bestselling author of The Plantagenets: "Another triumphant tale from a historian who writes as addictively as any page-turning novelist." -The GuardianJerusalem 1119. A small group of knights seeking a purpose in the violent aftermath of the First Crusade decides to set up a new order. These are the first Knights of Templar, a band of elite warriors prepared to give their lives to protect Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land. Over the next two hundred years, the Templars would become the most powerful religious order of the medieval world. Their legend has inspired fervent speculation ever since. But who were they really and what actually happened?In this groundbreaking narrative history, the bestselling author of The Plantagenets tells the true story of the Templars for the first time in a generation, drawing on extensive original sources to build a gripping account of these Christian holy warriors whose heroism and depravity have so often been shrouded in myth. The Templars were protected by the pope and sworn to strict vows of celibacy. They fought the forces of Islam in hand-to-hand combat on the sun-baked hills where Jesus lived and died, finding their nemesis in Saladin, who vowed to drive all Christians from the lands of Islam. They were experts at channeling money across borders. They established the medieval world's first global bank and waged private wars against anyone who threatened their interests.Then in 1307 the Templars fell foul of a vindictive King of France, whose lawyers built a meticulous case against them. On Friday October 13, hundreds of brothers were arrested, imprisoned and tortured, and the order was disbanded amid lurid accusations of sexual misconduct and heresy. They were tried by the Pope in secret proceedings and publicly humiliated. But were they heretics or victims of a ruthlessly repressive state? Dan Jones goes back to the sources tobring their dramatic tale, so relevant to our own times, in a book that is at once authoritative and compulsively readable
De tijd in kleur : beelden uit de wereldgeschiedenis 1850-1960 by Dan Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in Dutch and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Summer of blood : the peasants' revolt of 1381
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Alternative Names
Dan Jones Brits historicus

Jones, D. 1981-

Jones, D. G. 1981-

Jones, Dan

Jones, Daniel 1981-

Jones, Daniel G. 1981-

Jones, Daniel Gwynne 1981-

Дэн Джонс

دان جونز

ড্যান জোন্স

존스, 다니엘 T. 1981-

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English (162)

Dutch (2)

Spanish (1)