The 15th 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.
"No Need for a Score Card"
Welcome to the bizarre court of Henry VIII, where even a princess fears losing her head like her mother. Elizabeth hides her tenacious personality from everyone, especially her father. Your 21st-century kid will enjoy Elizabeth's "treasonous thoughts" and glimpse the daily life of a young woman who ascended the throne at 25 and went on to rule her country for 45 years.
"a wonderful biography"
Today, roses are a sign of love and luxury, but for over 30 years they provided the symbols for two houses at war for control of England. Thousands of people died and many more were injured fighting beneath the white rose of York and the red rose of Lancaster, and the noble families ruling England tore each other apart in a struggle that was as bitter as it was bloody.
"Could this topic be made any more boring?!"
Born from the blood soaked battlefields of the English countryside during the Wars of the Roses, the Tudor Dynasty begins with a sickly boy king and ends with a Virgin Queen. Over 200 years span the lifetime of one of history's most notorious royal families. From political intrigue to religious revolution, the Tudors stamped an indelible imprint on humanity that can be still seen today. Meet Henry VIII and his six wives, Bloody Mary, Good Queen Bess, and explore the fascinating world of the House of Tudor.
Rosie hates her life; she’s always getting into trouble, and she desperately tries to hide the fact that she can’t read properly. But everything changes when she is given a mysterious old watch and wakes up at Elizabeth I's court with the Spanish Armada approaching. When Rosie uncovers a spy she knows she must act and warn the Queen. Can she make it to the port before it’s too late?
"Didn't care for this one"
On her 18th birthday in April 1557, Rose Bingley is given a diary by her mother. In it, she records her feelings, thoughts, and the great love she bears for her childhood sweetheart Oliver Moore, whom she secretly plans to marry.