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The Wars of the Roses - The Fall of the Plantagenets and the RIse of the Tudors

Dan Jones

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The author of the New York Times bestseller The Plantagenets chronicles the next chapter in British history—the actual historical backdrop for Game of Thrones . The fifteenth century saw the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands five times as two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty fought to the death for the right to rule. Now, celebrated 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 in history were thrown together in these turbulent times—from Joan of Arc and Henry V, whose victory at Agincourt and prudent rule marked the high point of the medieval English monarchy, to Richard III, who stole the throne and murdered his own nephews, the princes in the Tower. It is also a period of headstrong and resilient women—Margaret of Anjou, Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort—who were not afraid to seize power and bend men to their will. With vivid descriptions of the battles of Towton and Bosworth, where the last Plantagenet king was slain, this is a bold and dramatic narrative history that will delight readers who like their history with a healthy dose of bedlam, romance, and intrigue.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Curless

Length:

15h 7m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

29:55


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

37:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

34:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

46:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

33:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

43:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

53:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

42:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

37:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

45:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

38:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

35:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

48:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

54:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

36:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

52:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

44:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

37:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

33:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

37:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:25