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    Dan Jones ✓ 6 Review Read & download Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Dan Jones Read The Hollow Crown This is a story that ends badly with ‘A wretched and blundering youth’ hacking at the head and shoulders of an old lady dressed

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    The Hollow Crown (EPUB) Read The Hollow Crown 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 kno

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    The Hollow Crown (EPUB) Book The War of the Roses The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors The Hollow CrownAuthor Dan JonesRating 5 Out of 5 StarsI was first introduced to Dan Jones’s wonderful writing through The Plantagenets I picked up t

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    Read & download Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Dan Jones The Hollow Crown (EPUB) Dan Jones ✓ 6 Review As with his earlier volume The Plantagenets The Warrior Kings and ueens Who Made England Jones has developed narrative nonfiction covering a complicated era of history and made it a pleasure to read He clearly establishes that the Wars of the Roses were about so much than who had the strongest royal bloodWhen Henry Bolingbroke determined to

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    The Hollow Crown (EPUB) Read & download Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Dan Jones 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

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    Dan Jones ✓ 6 Review The Hollow Crown (EPUB) I really loved this book Going into it I had strong opinions about the warring families having studied the Tudors for 16 years and Shakespeare’s histories in college—but also because my ancestors had been strong supporters of the Lancastrian claim So imagine my surprise when I read at the end of chapter 11 that “Sir James Lut

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    The Hollow Crown (EPUB) Read & download Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Dan Jones Read The Hollow Crown 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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    The Hollow Crown (EPUB) I have mixed feelings about this book and would probably give it 3 12 stars if I could why oh why can't we give half star ratings? My main problem is that for me the author's biases show a bit too much not only against Richard III who he asserts as fact in the Introduction killed his brother Edward's sons even a most his

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    Read The Hollow Crown The Hollow Crown (EPUB) Read & download Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Dan Jones The politics of blood has always amused me The idea that someone is automatically deserving of something – a crown for instance – because of who their father or mother was is probably the most absurd unjust thing ever thought up So we have Dan Jones’ book “The War of the Roses” in which many characters run about claiming that this person has of a right to wear the crown than that person because they’re supposedly a

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The Hollow Crown

Read & download Ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Dan Jones

This is a story that ends badly with A wretched and blundering youth hacking at the head and shoulders of an old lady dressed in new shoes She is the last Plantagenet executed on the orders of the Henry VIII Yet Dan Jones s thrilling account of the Wars and the Roses the ise of the Tudors begins so very differently Children dressed as angels with gold painted faces sang Hail Flower Of England Knight Of Christendom As They Greeted Henry of England knight of Christendom as they greeted Henry on his Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, with Recipes return to London following the great victory at Agincourt Five years later in 1420 the king wasegent of France heir to the French throne and married to their princess Catherine of Valois It is not ecorded wrote one admiring chronicler that any king of England ever accomplished so much in so short a time Unfortunately Henry V s glorious eign ended with his early death in 1422 He left his infant son as king Henry VI and his wife a lonely young widow The evenge of the French for their humiliation at Agincourt would prove to lie in her blood for it passed to their son a strain of madness inherited from her father who had suffered bouts of insanity in which he used to un through his palaces naked and screaming covered in his own excrement At first Henry VI seemed merely gentle and weak As a young man he was a loving if not very potent husband to his loyal wife Margaret of Anjou and a kindly half brother to the Darkness Light recent and very embarrassing Tudor additions to theoyal family His widowed mother had married a Welshman of no birth neither of livelihood one Owen Tudor with whom she had fallen in love after he had fallen drunk into her Lap At A Party Or So Legend at a party or so legend it The ueen and the commoner had had four children and Henry VI arranged the marriage of the eldest to a oyal cousin Margaret Beaufort Her descent from an illegitimate line of the House of Lancaster would give her son Henry Tudor his only and corrupted claim to English oyal blood But the disasters that were to befall the English crown would carve out a path to the throneBy the time Henry Tudor was born in 1457 Henry VI had lost his French kingdom and gone uietly LOOPY RAISING THE AMBITIONS OF THE raising the ambitions of the Richard Duke of York The conseuence was the period we emember as the Wars of the Roses a term Jones defends against those historians and novelists who have been claiming entirely spuriously that contemporaries called it the Cousin s War and that we should too Jones navigates the violence and treacheries that follow in such vivid prose that even a non battle seem incredibly dramatic and exciting When the Duke of York uns away to avoid a fight at Ludlow we find his wife abandoned at the castle with her two youngest sons aged nine and seven Henry VI s vengeful ueen Margaret of Anjou is standing behind the oyal lines and she was in terrible danger but the grand wife of the vanuished duke walked through the streets of the ansacked town her sons by her side They walked as far as the overturned market place in the shadow of the castle walls and then came to a halt the emnants of a great family throwing themselves on the mercy of the crown Cecily survives Margaret of Anjou s wrath only to see her husband killed after a later battle and his head stuck on the gates of York a paper crown fluttering on his bloodied hair in mockery of his former ambitions But her eighteen year old son evenges his father overthrowing Henry VI to become in 1461 the Yorkist king Edward IV The Lancastrian cause seems hopeless until in 1470 Edward s cousin and closest ally Richard Neville Earl of Warwick the Kingmaker makes an alliance with Margaret of Anjou that sees. 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 Henry VI Not Handsome Enough re adapted as King briefly Edward defeats Warwick at the battle of Barnet and then Margaret of Anjou at the battle of Tewkesbury where her son is killed before Henry VI is murdered in the Tower With the House of Lancaster wiped out in the legitimate male line only the fourteen year old Henry Tudor is left toepresent the Lancastrian cause and he is driven the fourteen year old Henry Tudor is left to epresent the Lancastrian cause and he is driven exile in Brittany There had not been so successful no so fortunate an English general since the days of Henry V Jones observes of Edward IV But like Henry V Edward dies young leaving a child his twelve year old son Edward dies young leaving a child his twelve year old son Edward as his heir England was dependent on the good will of the adults around a king who was too young to ule and that good will proved in short supply The Busy Park rivalry between the young king s closeelatives his mother s family the Woodvilles and Edward IV s only surviving brother Richard was to be the final undoing of the House of York When Richard III overthrew Edward V and the boy king and his young brother disappeared from the Tower in the summer of 1483 he was following the example set in the overthrow and death of Henry VI But Henry VI had been a failing king and Richard III had fatally underestimated the loyalty Edward IV s memory inspired So angry were the Edwardian Yorkists at Richard III s usurpation that they turned to Henry Tudor to overthrow him The deal Henry Tudor made with the Edwardian loyalists was that in the event of victory they would back him as king and he would marry Edward IV s daughter Elizabeth of York After Richard s death at Bosworth this is exactly what Tudor did and in an inspired move he chose as his badge the Beer Law: What Brewers Need to Know redose which had vague Lancastrian connections uniting it with the famous white GIS and Fr�uleins: The German-American Encounter in 1950s West Germany rose of York to create a symbol of nationaleconciliation Tudor s son Henry VIII became the living embodiment of the union The Confederate Privateers rose and its hopes But with Henry VIII s Reformation the dynasticivalries of the Wars of the Roses came to be Big Bad Detective Agency replaced witheligious divisions In Margaret Plantagenet niece of Edward IV and granddaughter of Warwick the Kingmaker these issues came together and cost the old lady her life In the Hollow Crown the portraits of the leading women are as The Placer richly painted as those of the men and even those who appear only briefly are memorable The pathetic detail of Margaret Plantagenet dying at the hands of the blundering axeman while wearing new shoes is typical of Jones s ability to get under the skin of theeader to bring people and events alive Fast moving witty and humane the Hollow Crown is narrative history at its best A version of this eview appears in the September 2014 edition of the
LITERARY REVIEW BOOK THE WAR OF 
Review Book The War of Roses The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors The Hollow CrownAuthor Dan JonesRating 5 Out of 5 StarsI was first introduced to Dan Jones s wonderful writing through The Plantagenets I picked up this gem this summer and was pulled ight in There is just something about Dan s writing that makes me want Since this summer I have watched all of his programs which if you haven t checked out I strongly suggest that you do I have all of his books on my to The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, read list He is just one of those writers who has the gift of pulling you in and leave you wanting for While I do like Game of Thrones I don teally care that the War of the Roses is the back story to it I love the time period plain and simple Henry VI s mental problems have left England in a state of instability which of course led to civil war It is this that has led to many of the nobles to wanting the English crown for themselves Richard Duke of. Ajesty and the Profiles in Leadership: Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness right toule 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 eplaced by ,
York makes the grab first by being egent then going for the prize of King of England When Richard dies his son Edward takes up the fight Edward of course wins and becomes Edward IV Good stuff ight Yeah I know it sound confusing but don t let it Dan is wonderful at making a complicated matter eally simple He doesn t write in what I would call a scholarly way To me Dan writes for the common person meaning that if you don t know anything about the War of the Roses you will be able to understand what is going on ight away Dan looks into a number of battles and important people It s not just focused on the king We get to meet Margaret who in my mind is the Der Bilderwächter real power behind Henry VI and the Earl of Warwick the King Maker We also travel to Towton Wakefield and Bosworth There is a lot of focus on Richard III and how he got to power We explore the legend of the Princes in the Tower and whateally happened to them I do agree with Dan s point of view on the matter Meanwhile let s add the Stanley family into the mix and we are sure to have a great political mess See what I mean It s not just another history book We just aren t told what happened but why the events happened and given theories on them We get to see why English history turned out the way it did After all how in the world did the Tudors end up on the English throne Well if you have always wanted to know picked this up and take a look Please note that The Hollow Crown is the same book I have seen a lot of people confused by the two titles before I looked at my eview of a previous Dan Jones history I had ead 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 eadable 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 ight 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 Schätze Aus Dem Musée Picasso, Paris review of the authors work A pityeally as there is A Magnificent Further Reading Magnificent Further Reading Further Reading at the end and the Epilogue was also a good Letters to Rollins read The footnotes are lot better as well Butas much as I enjoyed it is was just a goodead This is Britain, Europe And The Third World really good I just don t think I m absorbing it by listening Will definitelyesume in physical form I have mixed feelings about this book and would probably give it 3 12 stars if I could why oh why can t we give half star Scotland Yard ratings My main problem is that for me the author s biases show a bit too much not only against Richard III who he asserts as fact in the Introduction killed his brother Edward s sons even a most historians agree would have been tolerable but also in favor of other characters such as Richard s father Richard Duke of York who Jonesepeatedly asserts had no intention of usurping his cousin Henry VI s crown until presumably he actually tried to do it and Edward IV whose mercy toward Henry in not having him killed was IMO actually a calculated political decision that lasted precisely as long as Henry s usefulness to him and not a moment longer As long as Henry had a son living it was valuable for Edward to keep him alive ather than have a vigorous young man out there claiming to be King but as soon as that son was dead the father was also killedHowever like Dan Jones previous book The Plantagenets The Wars of the Roses was on the whole a well written mostly balanced and vibrant account of a fascinating period in English histor. He TudorsWith vivid descriptions of the battle of Towton where 28000 men died in a single morning to Bosworth where the last Plantagenet king was hacked down this is the eal story behind Shakespeare's famous history play. ,