Rip-roaring Medieval History from bestselling author Dan Jones

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By Head of Zeus

Dan Jones is a historian, broadcaster and award-winning journalist. His books, including The Plantagenets, Magna Carta, The Templars, Crusaders and The Colour of Time, have sold more than one million copies worldwide. He has written and hosted dozens of TV shows including the acclaimed Netflix/Channel 5 series 'Secrets of Great British Castles'.

 

Praise for Dan Jones:

 

'Exhilarating, epic, sword-swinging history ... A skilful storyteller [...] he enlivens the narrative with bloodcurdling details and arresting turns of phrase ... There is also fine scholarly intuition' TLS.

 

'Fast-paced narrative history depicted with irresistible verve, bloody battle scenes and moments of laugh-out-loud wit ... This is another triumphant tale from a historian who writes as addictively as any page-turning novelist' Observer.

 

'Voyages, battles, sieges and slaughter: Dan Jones's tumultuous and thrilling history of the crusades is one of the best ... Jones is exceptionally good at giving evocative snapshots of medieval life, sometimes poignant, sometimes pure Monty Python' Sunday Times.

'A powerful story brilliantly told. Dan Jones writes with pace, wit and insight' Helen Castor.

'Dan Jones has the priceless ability to write page-turning narrative history underpinned by authoritative scholarship. Never before has the era of the Crusades been depicted in such bright and striking colours, or their story told with such gusto' Edinburgh Reporter.

'Dan Jones writes every history book as through it were a Netflix drama' Yorkshire Post.

Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands

Dan Jones

£9.99 £9.29

An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands. The history of the Crusades, the sequence of religious wars fought between the late eleventh century and late medieval periods.

In the Reign of King John: A Year in the Life of Plantagenet England

Dan Jones

£25.00 £23.25

A vivid and richly illustrated portrait of English society in the penultimate year of the reign of a king with the worst reputation of any in our history.

Magna Carta: The Making and Legacy of the Great Charter

Dan Jones

£9.99 £9.29

A beautifully produced account of the signing, impact and legacy of Magna Carta, a document that became one of the most influential statements in the history of democracy.

The Templars

Dan Jones

£9.99 £9.29

The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful – and most secretive – of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. This is the story of the rise and fall of God's Holy Warriors.

The Colour of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960

Dan Jones and Marina Amaral

£25.00 £23.25

A fusion of amazing pictures and well-chosen words, The Colour of Time offers a unique – and often beautiful – perspective on the past.

The World Aflame: The Long War, 1914-1945

Dan Jones and Marina Amaral

£25.00 £23.25

A fusion of amazing pictures and well-chosen and informative words, The World Aflame offers a moving - and often terrifying - perspective on the bloodiest century in human history.

Realm Divided: A Year in the Life of Plantagenet England

Dan Jones

£8.99 £8.36

A vivid account of feudal power politics and the workings of 13th-century government, interwoven with a exploration of the lives of ordinary people: how and where they worked, what they wore, what they ate, and what role the Church played in their lives.