MAP#57: Dan Jones Interview: Wars of the Roses and The Plantagenets

Dan Jones Wars of the RosesAward-winning journalist, best selling author and Historian Dan Jones joins the Medieval Archives Podcast to talk all things Plantagenets! His first book on the subject The Plantagents: The Kings Who made England covers the first two centuries of Plantagenet Kings from Henry II to Richard II.

In his latest book Wars of the Roses(Hollow Crown, UK Title), Dan chronicles the last century of the Plantagenet dynasty and the Wars of the Roses. He sets the stage with Henry V, takes readers through the Wars of the Roses and finishes with the rise of the Tudor dynasty.

Join us on the podcast as Dan and I discuss his writing style, his upcoming TV series on the Plantagenets and how the Plantagenet Kings shaped the medieval era and modern England.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Dan’s background
  • The Plantagenet Dynasty
  • His new book Hollow Crown(UK), Wars of the Roses(USA)
  • Dan’s upcoming TV series based on the Book The Plantagenets
  • And more…

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