Dan Jones took a first in History from Pembroke College, Cambridge in 2002. He is an award-winning journalist and a pioneer of the resurgence of interest in medieval history. His first book on the Peasants' Revolt received widespread critical acclaim. This is his second book. He lives in London.
`Stonking narrative history told with pace, wit and scholarship about the bloody dynasty that produced some of England's most brilliant, brutal kings' Observer
`Colourful and engaging ... Jones has produced an absorbing narrative that will help ensure that the Plantagenet story remains stamped on the English imagination' Sunday Times
`Unapologetically about powerful people, their foibles, their passions and their weaknesses ... vivid descriptions of battles and tournaments, ladies in fine velvet and knights in shining armour crowd the pages of this highly engaging narrative' Evening Standard
`Action-packed ... Filled with fighting, personality clashes, betrayal and bouts of the famous Plantagenet rage' Daily Telegraph
`Dan Jones expertly weaves an enormous medieval tapestry, ranging from the Middles East of Richard the Lionheart's Third Crusade to the battlefields of the Hundred Years War' Sunday Telegraph
`This is an unashamedly royal history and even the most insatiable appetite for chivalric deeds and aristocratic violence will be sated by its conclusion' Sunday Times