Gly suggest that you o I have all of his books on my to read list He is just one of those writers who has the gift of pulling you in and leave you wanting for While I Alien Soldiers Baby Zoran Warriors do like Game of Thrones Ion t really 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 nob In this follow up to his bookThe Plantagenets The Warrior Kings and ueens Who Made England I felt the author Dan Jones has On Beauty done an admirable job of explaining the whys and wherefores of the struggle that became known as the Wars of the Roses Starting with theeath 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 BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2222 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2222: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) did an excellent job of explaining just how Henry VI s mental instability led to the This is a story that ends badly with A wretched and blundering youth hacking at the head and shoulders of an old ladyressed 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 rise of the Tudors begins so very Confessions of a Gay Priest: A Memoir of Sex, Love, Abuse, and Scandal in the Catholic Seminary differently Childrenressed as angels with gold painted faces sang Hail flower of England knight of Christendom as they greeted Henry V on his return to London following the great victory at Agincourt Five years later in 1420 the king was regent of France heir to the French throne and married to their princess Catherine of Valois It is not recorded wrote one admiring chronicler that any king of England ever accomplished so much in so short a time Unfortunately Henry V s glorious reign ended with his early Black Love Signs : An Astrological Guide to Passion, Romance and Relationships for African Americans (aka Sexy Black Sun Signs: An Astrological Guide to Love and Romance for African-Americans) death in 1422 He left his infant son as king Henry VI and his wife a lonely young widow The revenge 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 run 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 recent and very embarrassing Tudor additions to the royal 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 fallenrunk into her lap at a party or so legend had it The ueen and the commoner had had four children and Henry VI arranged the marriage of the eldest to a royal cousin Margaret Beaufort Her Das Schwert der Totengöttin descent from an illegitimate line of the House of Lancaster would give her son Henry Tudor his only and corrupted claim to English royal blood But theisasters 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 Plantagenet Richard Duke of York The conseuence was the period we remember as the Wars of the Roses a term Jones The Algorithmic Beauty of Seaweeds Sponges and Corals 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 incrediblyramatic and exciting When the Duke of York runs 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 royal lines and she was in terrible Black Love Signs : An Astrological Guide to Passion, Romance and Relationships for African Americans (aka Sexy Black Sun Signs: An Astrological Guide to Love and Romance for African-Americans) danger but the grand wife of the vanuisheduke walked through the streets of the ransacked 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 remnants 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 revenges 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 Henry VI re adapted as King briefly Edward Manipulation and Dark Psychology 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 to represent the Lancastrian cause and he isriven into exile in Brittany There had not been so successful no so fortunate an English general since the Women's Activism and Social Change Rochester New York 1822 1872 days of Henry V Jones observes of Edward IV But like Henry V Edwardies young leaving a child his twelve year old son Edward V as his heir England was The Western Scar: The Theme of the Been-To in West African Fiction dependent on the good will of the adults around a king who was too young to rule and that good will proved in short supply The rivalry between the young king s close relatives 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 brotherisappeared from the Tower in the summer of 1483 he was following the example set in the overthrow and eath 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 eal 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 The Mother I Carry: A Memoir of Healing from Emotional Abuse daughter Elizabeth of York After Richard seath at Bosworth this is exactly what Tudor Anthology of Articles on African Linguistics and Literature did and in an inspired move he chose as his badge the red rose which had vague Lancastrian connections uniting it with the famous white rose of York to create a symbol of national reconciliation Tudor s son Henry VIII became the living embodiment of the union rose and its hopes But with Henry VIII s Reformation theynastic rivalries of the Wars of the Roses came to be replaced with religious The Writing Workshop 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 richly painted as those of the men and even those who appear only briefly are memorable The patheticetail of Margaret Plantagenet Agricultural Engineering dying at the hands of the blundering axeman while wearing new shoes is typical of Jones s ability to get under the skin of the reader to bring people and events alive Fast moving witty and humane the Hollow Crown is narrative history at its best A version of this review appears in the September 2014 edition of the Literary Review. 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The politics of blood has always amused me The idea that someone is automatically How Debuggers Work Algorithms Data Structures and Architecture 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 airect An Alien Heat descendant of a former king or ueen The idea of royal blood rightful claimants to the throne and bastard children of a king being unable to rule because they weren t conceived in wedlock is all pretty absurd But was it borne out of aesire for order by a civilization not The Alchemy of Culture: Intoxicants in Society developed enough to function fully as aemocracy or is thinking that a person s superiority was Rough Rider: BWWM Interracial MC Biker Alpha Male Romance directly related to who their relations were simply a result of primeval thinkingItoesn t feel too far removed from today s world either A recent US President and the current Canadian Prime Minister both got their jobs based not on their ualifications but because of whom their fathers were Likewise having a celebrity parent Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings doesn t just guarantee you a rich inheritance but a plum posting on television as though you were some sort of expert on anything other than how it felt to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth looking at you Meghan McCain among others Royal families the world over are just one of the oldest forms of nepotism As a critic of such behavior I find it hard to care much when reading about how a rightful heir was suddenly cutown by some usurper In other words all hail Richard III Now there was a man who truly fought against the odds and on the battlefield to his ultimate Mapping wild gardens: The symbolic conquest of South Africa (African literatures in English) demise and refused to kowtow to the ravings of the blood cult not that Richard III was above trying to claim his own blood made him superior to those prepubescent boys he threw into the towerIn real life of course Richard III was unheard to have muttered my kingdom for a horse when felled in battle andeeds just as villainous as those which Shakespeare saddled the scoliosis afflicted king with could easily be ascribed to just about every other king Of course Richard III s attempt to wed his brother s Gramatica de baza a limbii romane daughter isn t something that will be looked upon positively in the history books or even in those times apparently as his ahemesires were thwarted Throw in the possible murder of the aforementioned prepubescent boys and it s clear we re not exactly talking about Mr Rogers hereToday too people will eagerly cite English or other nobles as Suggestive Inuiry into the Hermetic Mystery with a Dissertation on the More Celebrated of the Alchemical Philosophers Being an Attempt Towards the Recovery of the Ancient Experiment of Nature distant relations as if somehow that should mean anything to anybody We re all related when you go back far enoughIidn t uite enjoy The War of the Roses as much as I College University Budgeting: College And University Budgeting did Dan Jones previous book on the Plantagenets Perhaps that s because the war constantly mixed things up in this book leaving all the characters in a bit of a muddle for me Indeed I found that listening to this in audio was perhaps not ideal as it reuired a level of focus that my easilyistracted mind which would uickly flash to thinking of all the people I know who are in fact bastards couldn t maintain a grip on because now that Edward is gone and this one is here and that Henry is crazy oh but now he s not crazy and now he s Integrating Cleveland Baseball dead and they allie so young when you think about it and England seems to half the time be in the control of children and what would happen if children ruled the world these The Modern Drunkard's Adventures with Alcohol days and I suppose that would actually be an improvement on Trump King Arthur Yes these British folk were positively obsessed with King Arthur Except that naming your child Arthur seems to be ensuring them an earlyeath Alas there has never been an actual King Arthur Grassroots Leviathan despite many attempts Just imagine if Elizabeth II had named her son Charles Arthur That guy The first King Arthur He s not pulling any swords from stonesNow a brief review of King Arthur in film1 Monty Python and the Holy Grail So obviously the best that we might as well stop here It s not just the best King Arthur film it s one of the best films ever The knights who say ni the coconuts the killer rabbit the black knight the curtains it s all glorious Annnnd then there s uite a seriousrop in uality 2 First Knight It s here because of Sean Connery of course though Richard Gere and Julia Ormond are also sexy The casting of Sean Connery a Scotsman to play Arthur a Welshman is probably a bit of an improvement over casting him as Richard I an Englishman in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves See Robin Hood film criticism here but both end up working because it s Sean Connery3 The Sword in the Stone It s here only because it isn t horrible like all the othersEND KING ARTHUR FILM CRITICISMNo matter what anyone says everyone has their favorite bastard child and Richard III was no exception Our Voices and Veils dear bastard son Richard proclaims at a ceremony making the bastard son in uestion John of Pontefract a captain We have no evidence suggesting that those attending this 1485 ceremony in York were unable to refrain from laughing but I have myoubtsA worthy read if you re interested in the history but only those who take the most uninteresting routes to work should tackle the audio version 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 historians agree would have been tolerable but also in favor of other characters such as Richard s father Richard Duke of York who Jones repeatedly asserts had no intention of usurping his cousin Henry VI s crown until presumably he actually tried to Facts and Features of English History, a Series of Alternating Reading and Memory Exercises do it and Edward IV whose mercy toward Henry in not having him killed was IMO actually a calculated politicalecision 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 rather than have a vigorous young man out there claiming to be King but a I wish I had counted how many heads that rolled from the first page It seems that the best way to live as royalty at those times in England is to stay the hell away from the court and all the intrigue Just less in five years there were three kings A Clash of Kings you say Oh yes George R R Martin 57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School definitely was inspired by the Wars of the Roses so much he basically took all the York brothers and put them in Westeros to become the Baratheon brothers Oh I wasefinitely enjoying my time trying to Love in Bloom draw parallels to A Song of Ice and Fire characters and hoping the ending of one character would be the same as in the books This book is easy to read All the other reviews mentioned that the narrative is accessible and the stories are expertly woven For me I could use a book with less name repetitions too many Edwards Elizabeths and Margarets to my liking but I guess that s what X Ray feature in Kindle is for As for the narrative itself it is indeedigestible without being too African Native Literature: Or, 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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 eath for power
Stice and wage wars Well I would also add marry someone that could help you keep the throne And produce an heir Now after the fall of Henry VI Dan Jones seemed to hate him so much he practically blamed Henry for everything at least four families could claim escent from Henry VI s great great grandfather Edward III Why of course there were many claimants who fought for their rights and stuff and many Hermetic Alchemy Science and Practice The Golden Dawn Alchemy Series 2 died for it either getting their heads chopped off which were a lot or in battlegrounds The battles in this book Tewkesbury and Towton especially are notescribed in IELTS Academic and General Task 2 How to Write at a Band 9 Level details or as much as I wanted but the results are just still ghastly and bring suffering to all these families ending with extinguished lines with the last of them The Tudors barely escaped I had someoubts a long the way about the book I complained on why the author BWWM did not tell the story of the Lancasters until almost halfway through the book and I grumbled or why no roses were mentioned until 23 of the book It was silly really but I just had to know why Iid found out why but I won t spoil it here Okay now the women I remember reading The Life of Elizabeth I by Alison Weir and found out that while men fought battles the women waged wars Elizabeth York Margaret Beaufort those are some fantastic real life characters that were tenacious and Morning by Morning: How We Home-Schooled Our African-American Sons to the Ivy League dedicated to their causes I love reading about powerful women They are not always have to be femme fatales you knowAnyway a highly recommended book not too long but pretty comprehensive for those who are interested in English history or like me who loves A Song of Ice and Fire wars and politics and the game of thrones This is really good I juston t think I m absorbing it by listening Will efinitely resume in physical form 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 Luttrell of Devonshire was later credited with the capture of Richard Duke of York For all I knew about my family s history I never knew THAT incredible information I on t know how Sir James would have felt about his BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *1 (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *1: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Secret Baby Romance Contemporary Romance) descendant cheering him on 550 years later but it s a rare thing to find a book that makes you feel like you are in the midst of the actionI was fortunate to win this book through Goodreads First Reads and truly for a 300 page history book it was a uick and exciting read The Wars of the Roses had many twists and turns and many characters with complex personalities Jones book covers these events as well as a brief introduction to Henry V to start the setting off and a conclusion exploring Henry VIII as the Golden King he was often characterized as in his youth It is therefore a very ambitious undertaking to explore so much territory in so few pages Jonesoes a remarkable job of telling this story in an engaging way however I believe that it might be confusing for someone with limited or no knowledge of the Yorks and Lancasters The pacing of the book is surprisingly uick and while enjoyable for me might leave some asking Which Richard are we talking about now So if you ve read about the Wars of the Roses before or even if you haven t and are looking forward to jotting Prophetic Activism down a few notes I would highly recommend this book While the scope of Jones research is vast he also gives a wonderful rather intimate perspective of how the key players are related to one another what they stood for and in many cases what they ultimatelyied for 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 As with his earlier volume The Plantagenets The Warrior Kings and ueens Who Made England Jones has Romance 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 Bolingbrokeetermined to steal his cousin s crown in 1399 he could have had no inkling of the future that he was setting into motion By showing that the throne of England was up for grabs to whoever was strong enough to take it he put the Plantagenet Flyboy Action Figure Comes with Gasmask dynasty on a collision course that wouldecimate the family leaving the unexpected Tudors in controlThat was uite a rise for the grandson of Owen Tudor who Teaching Feminist Activism: Strategies from the Field due to his Welsh blood had not even been allowed to own land and was imprisoned foraring to marry the widowed Your Beautiful Mind (Mindful Drinking Book 2) dowager ueen Catherine Henry Tudor becoming king had to be the last thing on anyone s mind except maybe his mother sJones carefully unravels the complex political maneuverings that resulted in the end of the mighty Plantagenets in favor of a minor noble of mixed Welsh French and English blood Much time is spent on analyzing the motivations of Richarduke of York Far from the characterizations many have painted of him Richard Plantagenet Culture Moves did not immediately set out to make himself kingBy refusing to be a king Henry VI ensured that a suitable cousin of royal blood would take over just like his grandfather hadone By looking at families politics and foreign policy over the course of Message in a Bottle: The Making of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome decades Jonesemonstrates how things slowly yet completely fell apartSome readers will be Respect Love disappointed that the author takes a traditional view on the topics of Richard III and the later Yorkist pretenders Lambert Simnel and Perkin Warbeck He states that Richard killed his nephews after usurping the crown taking only about a paragraph to give voice to other theories In the same way there is no evaluation of the supposed Edward VI and Richard IV potentially being true sons of York other than a lateriscussion of Richard Introduction To Combinatorial Algorithms And Boolean Functions de la Pole Since this book covered such an extensive piece of history I found that it was appropriate to notelve to Computer Algorithms C++: C++ and Pseudocode Versions deeply into these controversial issues but other readers may feelifferently In the same way Jones never puts forth any serious Plan Colombia doubt that Prince Edward of Lancaster was indeed the son of Henry VII applaud Jones for making complicated history accessible to the amateur historian While this installment may be somewhat complex than its predecessor I still found it uite easy to read at times capturing events in novel like fashion I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a greater understanding of the Wars of the Roses Thank you to NetGalley and Viking Publishing for my copy of this book Opinions are my own 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 this gem this summer and was pulled right 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 stron. 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Dan Jones is a historian broadcaster and award winning journalist His books including The Plantagenets Magna Carta The Templars and The Colour of Time have sold than one million copies worldwide He has written and hosted dozens of TV shows including the acclaimed NetflixChannel 5 series 'Secrets of Great British Castles' For ten years Dan wrote a weekly column for the London Evening