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New Medieval Books: The Plantagenet Socialite

The Plantagenet Socialite

By Jan-Marie Knights

Amberley Publishing
ISBN: 978 1 3981 0892 9

A unique English history, it lists and explains the important and less-than-important events that took place from the reign of Henry II to Richard III. Arranged chronologically, it allows the reader to track the day-to-day history of English rulers and their subjects.


In this book you can follow the Peasants’ Revolt, glorious Agincourt, the Wars of the Roses and the deaths of the ‘Princes in the Tower’ and judge for yourself if the legends live up to the truths revealed in contemporary letters, accounts and chronicles. Let this book transport you back in time to give a socialite’s view of courts, scandals, tragedies and passions of those fourteen distant kings we call the Plantaganets.


Who is this book for?

Readers will either really enjoy this book or find it very dull. It offers an ongoing account of the political events of England, along with the deaths, births, marriages, tournaments, and seemingly anything else that happened. The entries are not very long or detailed, so this is not for someone who wants to read an in-depth history. Historians of any of the Plantagenet kings will find this a useful resource to track the events of royal reigns.

The author:

Jan-Marie Knights is a former journalist who has already penned The Tudor Socialite, which was a similar kind of book to this one. You can follow her on LinkedIn.


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