The Plantagenet ChroniclesBook - 1986
The Plantagenet Chronicles tells the fascinating story of a forgotten dynasty. Ascending the throne just after the decline of the Normans in 1154 and retaining their grip on power until the rise of the Tudors in 1485, the Plantagenets oversaw a remarkable array of political, social and economic changes: parliament, trial by jury, civil rights, the English language and even the emergence of a distinct British national identity all came about under their reign. The Plantagenet Chronicles is a compelling, year-by-year account of a tumultuous and critical period in the development of the English nation. Each year is covered by a concise, informative and accessible narrative, amplified by extensive quotation from contemporary sources and accompanied by stunning images of the period - including illuminations, portraits, maps, royal seals, tapestries and other artifacts.
Publisher: New York : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1986
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 352 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 31 cm