A History of the Plantagenets

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Thomas B. Costain's four-volume history of the Plantagenets begins with The Conquering Family and the conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066, closing with the reign of John in 1216.

The troubled period after the Norman Conquest, when the foundations of government were hammered out between monarch and people, comes to life through Costain's storytelling skill and historical imagination.

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  • Volume 1 de la série

    • The Conquering Family

    • De : Thomas B. Costain
    • Lu par : David Case
    • Durée : 13 h et 30 min
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    Thomas B. Costain's four-volume history of the Plantagenets begins with The Conquering Family and the conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066, closing with the reign of John in 1216. The troubled period after the Norman Conquest, when the foundations of government were hammered out between monarch and people, comes to life through Costain's storytelling skill and historical imagination.

    Prix : 31,38 €

  • Volume 2 de la série

    • The Magnificent Century

    • De : Thomas Costain
    • Lu par : David Case  
    • Durée : 14 h et 21 min
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    The Magnificent Century, the second volume of Costain's "A History of the Plantagenets", covers Henry III's long and turbulent reign, from 1216 to 1272.

    During his lifetime, Henry was frequently unpopular, unreliable, and inconsistent. Yet his reign saw spectacular advancement in the arts, sciences, and theology, as well as in government. Despite all, it was truly a magnificent century.

    Prix : 31,38 €

  • Volume 3 de la série

    • The Three Edwards

    • De : Thomas B. Costain
    • Lu par : David Case
    • Durée : 17 h et 30 min
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    The Three Edwards, third in Thomas B. Costain's survey of Britain under the Plantagenets, covers the years between 1272 and 1377 when three Edwards ruled England. Edward I brought England out of the Middle Ages. Edward II had a tragic reign but gave his country Edward III, who ruled gloriously, if violently.

    Prix : 34,97 €

  • Volume 4 de la série

    • The Last Plantagenets

    • De : Thomas Costain
    • Lu par : David Case  
    • Durée : 17 h et 11 min
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    The final volume in A History of the Plantagenets covers the century from 1377 to 1485, when civil war ravaged England, rebellious peasants marched on London and wandering preachers sowed dissent in the credulous poor. The last Plantagenet monarchs governed in violence and confusion. Kings came and went, deposed or murdered. Princes and nobles slaughtered or were slaughtered in bloody battles or private feuds. It was an era of brilliant successes, tragic reverses, and wild extravagance.

    Prix : 34,97 €