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Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty: The Plantagenets

Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty: The Plantagenets

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Presented by award-winning journalist and acclaimed historian Dan Jones, Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty is history like you’ve never seen it before: one with overbearing fathers and weak sons, treacherous allies and adulterous wives, warring cousins and best friends turned mortal enemies. This four-part series shows how a great dynasty was driven by the rawest of emotions—greed, envy, love, hate—and the relentless pursuit of power. These kings murdered, betrayed, and tyrannized their way to spectacular success, forging England as a nation and dragging it, for better or for worse, into the modern world. 3 Hours on 2 discs. SDH
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Presented by award-winning journalist and acclaimed historian Dan Jones, Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty is history like you’ve never seen it before: one with overbearing fathers and weak sons, treacherous allies and adulterous wives, warring cousins and best friends turned mortal enemies. This four-part series shows how a great dynasty was driven by the rawest of emotions—greed, envy, love, hate—and the relentless pursuit of power. These kings murdered, betrayed, and tyrannized their way to spectacular success, forging England as a nation and dragging it, for better or for worse, into the modern world. 3 Hours on 2 discs. SDH. The true history of Britain’s most dangerous era

Out of the chaos, darkness, and violence of the Middle Ages, one family seized control of England, holding on to power and ruthlessly crushing all competition for more than 300 years. Through dramatic reenactments, historical documents, and masterful storytelling, Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty: The Plantagenets tells a tale more shocking and brutal than anything found in fiction.

Presented by award- winning journalist and acclaimed historian Dan Jones, Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty is history like you’ve never seen it before: one with overbearing fathers and weak sons, treacherous allies and adulterous wives, warring cousins and best friends turned mortal enemies. This four-part series shows how a great dynasty was driven by the rawest of emotions—greed, envy, love, hate—and the relentless pursuit of power. These kings murdered, betrayed, and tyrannized their way to spectacular success, forging England as a nation and dragging it, for better or for worse, into the modern world.

Historian and journalist Dan Jones studied under David Starkey at Cambridge and has written several bestselling histories about the English medieval period, including The Plantagenets and The Wars of the Roses.

BONUS
•12-page viewer’s guide with a map of the Plantagenet realm; a timeline; and articles on the time before and after the Plantagenets, Richard the Lion-Heart, and how Magna Carta marked the beginning of representative democracy
•Profiles of Plantagenet queens. Episode 1: Betrayal Warrior, empire-builder, and founder of the dynasty, Henry II transforms England from a war zone into a superpower. But murder and betrayal by his own family puts in jeopardy everything he has achieved. When the friend he made head of the church also begins to challenge his actions, the king’s uncontrollable temper risks disaster for the whole realm.


Episode 2: Hatred To Henry III, Simon de Montfort once seemed to be the savior of his kingdom, but enmity between the two men now spirals the country towards civil war. Key to this contest are the barons, who wish to exact from Henry new rules for his kingdom that are even more restrictive than the Magna Carta, which they had forced his father to sign.

Episode 3: Revenge
Edward II’s shortsighted obsessions lead to a life filled will political violence, bloodlust, and revenge— and, according to legend, to an infamously horrific death. At first his queen, Isabella of France, is a loyal young wife. What turns her into the “she-wolf” that history branded her, ready to take up arms against the king?

Episode 4: Tyranny
The story of the Plantagenets reaches its catastrophic climax under the most vicious of them all, the boy-king Richard II. A hero after he crushes the Peasants’ Revolt, the 14-year-old ruler launches a reign of terror that threatens to bring down the whole dynasty. For Richard, the greatest danger comes in the form of his cousin and childhood playmate, Henry Bolingbroke.
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Format: DVD
Run Time: approx. 188 min
Region: Region 1
Editorial Reviews: “If you love Game of Thrones…this [is] the real thing!” —Daily Mail (UK) “ <br>A gripping tale of intrigue” —The Daily Telegraph (UK)
Episodes: 4 episodes
ISBN: 9781621724209
Number of Discs: 2 discs
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