The Plantagenet Chronicles

The Plantagenet ChroniclesOver 100 Short Essays, Illustrated Mostly In Color, Provide Background Information On Contemporary Events, People, Customs And Traditions They Include Notes On The Place Of Women In Society, Herbal Remedies, Popular Food And Drink, Music, Poetry, And Medicine They Describe Some Of The Great And Important Buildings Of The Time, And Include Biographies Of Kings, Queens And Men Of Power, And Portray The Contrasting Life Of Ordinary People This Is The Plantagent Era, In The Worlds Of The People Who Lived Through It.

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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • The Plantagenet Chronicles
  • Elizabeth Hallam
  • 27 April 2017
  • 9780760722619

10 thoughts on “The Plantagenet Chronicles

  1. says:

    From the Introduction The foundations of Plantagenet success were laid by a line of obscure castellans in the Loire Valley who, in the tenth century, rose to become counts of Anjou.Opening Part1 ORIGINS OF THE ANGEVIN DYNASTY The fortunes of the house of Anjou were founded on the prowess of Ingelgar, a semi legendary soldier of fortune who carved out an estate for himself in the Loire Valley His son Fulk the Red, built effectively on his foundations and became count of Anjou by 941.There, the stage is set to continue through this coffee table weight tome of maps history illustrations and photographs, som...

  2. says:

    MEDIEVAL EUROPE SMOST TEMPESTUOUS FAMILYFROM HENRY II AND HIS WIFEELEANOR OF AQUITAINETO RICHARD THE LIONHEARTAND HIS SCHEMINGBROTHER JOHNSEEN THROUGH THE EYESOF THEIR CONTEMPORARIES From the book s dustjacket.The book has five sections Part I Origins of the Angevin DynastyPart II Geoffrey Plantagenet 1128 1154Part III Henry II 1154 1189Part IV Richard I 1189 1199Part V John 1199 1216So the book is not by any means a complete story of the Plantagenets, who ruled England for over 300 years from Henry II 1154 through the death of Richard III in 1485 including the famous years of both the Hundred Years War 1337 to 1453 and the Wars of the Roses 1455 to 1487 , neither of which are included years.There s a lot of stuff in here Maps eleven of them a two page family tree of the Kings of England and France, showing the houses of Norman, Angevin, Blois, Capet, ...

  3. says:

    If my house was burning down, and I could save, let s say, two books from the fire, I would choose this book, as well as Hallam s Four Gothic Kings The Turbulent History of Medieval England and the Plantagenet Kings I simply cherish these books, which I discovered completely accidentally at a used book sale.This book is a mixture of contemporary accounts of the times, modern asides, and gorgeous photography of the locations, buildings, and artwork of the period Although some of the contemporary accounts drag with King A captured castle X and King B captured castle Y, there are enough fascinating asides to hold your interest For example, F...

  4. says:

    This is an excellent sourcebook Not only does it tell the story, with appropriate timelines of the family, it also places them firmly within the culture of the middle ages Usually I find boxes of text separate from the main thread irritating, but here, it worked so well Invaluable.

  5. says:

    Thank you, Bettie Looks luscious.

  6. says:

    This is quite a slog to get through since it is the contemporary chronicles of the English kings from 1128 to 1216 the end of the disastrous John and those chronicles are hagiography or its opposite That makes it a great review of primary sources.The break out...

  7. says:

    From the Devil they came and to the Devil they will return According to legend, the infamous Plantagenet family can claim descent from the daughter of Satan, Melusine a witch who could not bear to hear Mass Its safe to say that the rampant betrayals, murders, rebellions and sheer daredevil nature of the earliest Plantagenet monarchs cemented this image of a power mad and ruthless clan devoted to authority above all else The Plantagenets have gone down in history as the longest ruling dynasty of England but also as its most bloodiest and warlike The Plantagenets are, IMHO, fucking awesome What a bad ass family of kings, crusaders, murderers, adulterers and all round BASTARDS The fights this family got into Fucking glorious No doubt you ve deduced that I m actually a rather enthusiastic fan of the Plantagenets.Lets move onto the book, shall we The Plantagenet Chronicles is an excellent and well informed sourcebook all about the rise of the Plantagenet family, their ancestors from Anjou and how the family members were influenced and interacted with their lands and subjects Using a balanced mixture of translated contemporary chronicles and letters alongside short introd...

  8. says:

    This large format color picture book chronicles the first Plantagenets only so if you like Geoffrey Matilda, Henri Eleanor, Richard John this is golden treasure The actual chronicle is fairly good, but the maps and photos are really helpful.

  9. says:

    Medieval Europes s Most Tempestuous family from Henry II and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine to Richard the Lionheart and his scheming brother John seen through the eyes of their contemporaries.

  10. says:

    Really enjoy these larger size books, and this one has some brilliant colour photographs Too wide a subject area to delve deep, but a good intro to the Plantagenets.

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