Book Review: A Realm Divided: A Year in the Life of Plantagenet England by Dan Jones

Rating: *****

Published by: Head of Zeus

Released: 8th October, 2015

Genres: History, Non-Fiction

Read: 9-12th November, 2015

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This book does exactly what it says on the packet it ‘offers a vivid, accessible portrait of Medieval England Society in the round, and an exhilarating and revelatory exploration of the big themes of politics, warfare and religion during a transformative year in English history.’ This is a fast-paced, well researched book that gives a brilliant insight into Plantagenet England and the Magna Carta. It is jam-packed with the dramas of the Medieval world, which allows the reader to experience the year 1215 from every aspect. The layout of this book allows the information to flow perfectly all the way through. Which gives an insightful, factual and masterful blend of narrative from the very start to the finish. Dan’s book is a perfect edition to the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta. So, if your looking for a history book that gives you more knowledge into the Magna Carta or one of the most notorious royal families of English history then this book is definitely for you! Dan Jones is one of my favourite Historians and I would highly recommend any of his books.

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