The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors (2020)

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors Dan Jones The Hollow Crown The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors 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
  • Title: The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors
  • Author: Dan Jones
  • ISBN: 9780571288076
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Hardcover
The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors Dan Jones 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 the Wars of the Roses and describes hThe 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 the Wars of the Roses and describes how the Plantagenets, tore themselves apart and were finally replaced by the Tudors.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.
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  1. Leanda Lisle

    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 rise 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 V on his return to London following the great victor [...]

  2. happy

    In this follow up to his book,The Plantagenets The Warrior Kings and Queens 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 war.I felt M [...]

  3. Alyson Stone

    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 strongly suggest that you do I have all of his books on my to read lis [...]

  4. Samantha

    As with his earlier volume, The Plantagenets The Warrior Kings and Queens 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 blood.When Henry Bolingbroke determined 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 u [...]

  5. Silvana

    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 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 was definitely enjoying my time trying [...]

  6. Katie

    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 don t [...]

  7. Heidi Murphy

    I ve always been fascinated by the Wars of the Roses, it s a complex and rewarding era to study and research but all too often accounts of this era have somehow disappointed In The Hollow Crown, Dan Jones takes this complex era and its cast of fascinating characters and weaves a tale so gripping that even though you know what will happen next you are still completely hooked All the key characters are here, Henry V, victor of Agincourt, his son, the well meaning yet inept Henry VI, the ambitious [...]

  8. Matt

    It was a sure sign of the woe that had befallen the English Crown that anyone should have ever considered Henry Tudor as a potential king pp 2805 stars for The Wars of the Roses The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors by Dan Jones.I really enjoyed this book It tells the story of the struggles between the Yorks and Lancasters for the English Monarchy over most of the 15th century After the Lancasters overthrew Richard II in 1399 the crown of England changed hands 5 times during th [...]

  9. Leslie

    I have mixed feelings about this book and would probably give it 3 1 2 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 o [...]

  10. Nikki

    Received to review via NetgalleyRaised in Yorkshire, I always feel like I should know about the Wars of the Roses I m sure there were attempts to teach me, and I ve even read Shakespeare s history plays and enjoyed them and yet the information just doesn t stick Unfortunately for this book, it was much the same again I can keep the basics in mind, even some anecdotes especially if they were also referred to by Will , but the whole tangle of the family trees, the politics, the exact relation of [...]

  11. Rebecca

    I read this just after finishing Tuchman s A Distant Mirror perfect This picks up right where the last one endsough obviously nobody can compete with Tuchman Still, I found this book entertaining, and it explains the Wars of the Roses as straightforwardly as possible no easy task Takeaways Poor Henry VI, he was just not equipped for the job but it seems like he was an okay guy Not a fan of how this author portrayed Margaret of Anjou For a fifteenth century lady saddled with a nonentity like Henr [...]

  12. Margaret

    Excellent, detailed book about a fascinating time in history The book is well researched and brings the main characters to life.I have the book and audio and very much enjoyed both The book has great information about the kings, queens, wives, dukes and other players in The War of the Roses.King Richard III is always a great, interesting subject.Poor Margaret Pole.This book is a must for anyone interested in English history.

  13. Stephen Richter

    If you want an easy digestible history of the amazing but confusing period of British History, this book is for you From Shakespeare to George RR Martin, writers have mined this period for inspiration Jones book is a great primer, the players are clearly identified and how everything comes into conflict.

  14. Caidyn (BW Book Reviews; he/him/his)

    This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews.4.5 5Let s face it I already know a lot about this area of history I know most of the chronology and the sides that people were on Or, at least, I can recognize the names and piece things together from there I didn t really need to read this book.However, I just really love Dan Jones I think he s a great author He puts his great voice into the work, and if you ve ever seen anything that he s been in as a historian then you know what I mean A [...]

  15. oleeleeo

    I blew off watching the much awaited first episode of the season for Game of Thrones to finish this book Why settle for the plastic version when the real one is so much better So much so that I can read yet another book on the Tudors and somehow not tired of it Cleanly written, very well organized an extremely well researched I loved how the author kept his personal opinions of the players in this medieval political shell game to himself Of course, some of my favorite books on the Tudors have in [...]

  16. poorvi cowkur

    For someone with no prior knowledge about this tantalizingly epic part of history, I fell instantly in love with this book.Dan Jones simplistic approach of writing makes it so easy to wade through the labyrinth of events that span over the course of thirty years,which came to constitute the war of the roses.This medieval family feud gone awry is also a story of avarice, revenge and thirst for power, a story of loyalties shifting and power exchanging hands, story of fortunes made and thousands of [...]

  17. Chris

    In the companion book to this one, called The Plantagenets, Jones tells the story of the rise of the Plantagenet dynasty in the 13th and 14th centuries This book tells the second chapter of the story which begins in 1399 when Henry Bolingbroke usurped the throne from his cousin This act of aggression set in motion the complete unraveling of this Medieval Dynasty in the 15th century The instability and civil wars left a power vacuum in the late 1400 s which Henry Tudor was able to take advantage [...]

  18. Lauren Albert

    I ve read many books variously on the war, the time period and the main protagonists But, until I read Jones, I never had a real sense of the turmoil The changes of ruler, the vindictive killings, the changing of sides Jones does an excellent job of making you feel what that was like When I first got the book from the library, I saw he d written a book on the Plantagenets and this was a sequel I thought, maybe I should have read that first Then I saw that I read it 3 years ago and gave it, also, [...]

  19. Kirsty 📚📖❤️

    Excellent and in depth history of the Plantagenet family line Bit too battle heavy in some places but that s personal preference than anything negative towards the book A really good historical read

  20. Sarah Bryson

    Dan Jones book on the Wars of the Roses is not simply a retelling of affairs that took place hundreds of years ago It is a detailed, gripping exploration of the people and events that changed the very course of English history.While most books related to the Wars of the Roses start when the families of Lancaster and York first began to vie for power behind the feeble and inept King Henry VI Dan Jones takes the reader back several decades before this time He explores the life and reign of King He [...]

  21. Susan

    The reviews were correct if you like Game of Thrones, you ll like this book, because it is very well written, and wow, a whole bunch of wars were fought in the 1400s You won t like this book if you re used to only reading novels that don t have footnotes and that don t span over a hundred years with a ton of names of landed gentry that you re supposed to try to keep straight It gets easier as the book goes on I mean, I m fairly certain I knew who the Earl of Warwick was by the time he was killed [...]

  22. Richard Thomas

    In his narrative, Dan Jones manages to keep track of the shifts in loyalties, the judgements and misjudgements made by the players and the ebb and flow of a civil war which lasted for much of the period, taking account of the pretenders to the throne of Henry VII He accurately points the finger at Richard III for the murder of the Princes in the Tower he describes the continuing blood feuds between the Tudors and whoever they saw as a threat to their succession he is clear eyed on the utter inad [...]

  23. Marsha Altman

    I ve never attempted to tackle the War of the Roses before, and this book went a long way in explaining what was a very complicated and protracted war I picked it up because I recently read a book on Henry VII and was interested in the history it alluded to This book isn t the flashiest piece of popular history, and can be a little tedious at times as you struggle with the names which come from titles, which are inherited , but if you re interested in this particular time period or just really l [...]

  24. Amanda Gallagher

    Very well written for once I wasn t lost between all the ducian or earldom titles of nobility that amass in this era Dan Jones brings a human element to the Wars of the Roses, and I found it to be enlightening and intriguing Jones successfully argues that it was Henry VI s inane, destructively pliant kingship that caused the Wars of the Roses It also looks at each player s justification for their rebellion or claim to the throne in great detail I highly recommend this book for fellow British his [...]

  25. Victoria

    5 Stars for the rule of Henry VI 3.5 for the ruling of Edward IV, and 2.5 for the rest.It was a great start the ruthless murder of Margaret de la Pole opens the narrative history in such a colloquial style that it reads less like a text book and like a novel While that s not a necessity for me to read, I ll read anything even passably well written on a historical era I find fascinating as long as its factually sound, it helps But this was so heavily biased towards the Tudor s that it felt redun [...]

  26. Rex Fuller

    The wars of the title refer to battles fought between 1455 and 1485 by two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty of England, the House of Lancaster whose symbol was a red rose, and the House of York whose insignia was a white rose The War of the Roses was fought during the reigns of Henry VI Lancaster, 1422 1461, regnant , Edward IV first Yorkist king, 1461 to 1470, and again from 1471 until 1483 , and finally Richard III 1483 until 1485 , the last Plantagenet The War ended with the first Tudor ki [...]

  27. Colleen Browne

    My knowledge of English history is rather splotchy, to say the least so this book provided a good introductory, popular history though it may be It made me want to learn and Brown s writing flows freely and is enjoyable It is a book worth reading.

  28. Mike Luoma

    Having enjoyed Dan Jones The Plantagenets I d been looking forward to this new book of his for some time Sadly, it disappoints It may be that I ve grown too familiar with this period of history The Wars of the Roses hold a great deal of fascination for the amateur historian in me, and I ve been reading deeper and wider into the subject Thus the holes in the fabric of Jones tapestry glare While Jones follows Christine Carpenter s The Wars of the Roses Politics and the constitution in England, c 1 [...]

  29. Kiran Rajamani

    I m not an expert on this book s topic, so this definitely will not be a scholarly review The book does deserve a scholarly review, since Jones, throughout the book, makes original arguments from primary and secondary sources pertaining to the historical setting he is writing about The cover picture and the short summaries on the inside flaps, for this reason, are misleading When I bought the book, I thought, and the people shopping with me also had the impression, that this would be a sort of p [...]

  30. Gerry

    A follow on to The Plantagenets by this same author Dan Jones successfully encapsulates the essence of the era without passing judgement to the events and yet is able to claim the Battles to the distraught time to which they belonged He informs the readers of the events he reserves the Epilogue for his own observations in this he allows the reader to formulate their own intelligent thoughts Persons who are British I speculate would likely take minute points of disagreement with the overall work [...]

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