Powers and Thrones


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Dan Jones's epic new history tells nothing less than the story of how the world we know today came to be built.

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Dan Jones is a historian, broadcaster and award-winning journalist. His books, including The Plantagenets, Magna Carta, The Templars and The Colour of Time (with Marina Amaral), have sold more than one million copies worldwide. He has written and hosted dozens of TV shows including the acclaimed Netflix/Channel 5 series, Secrets of Great British Castles. His writing has appeared in newspapers and magazines including the London Evening Standard, the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian, GQ and The Spectator.


'A terrifically colourful and compelling narrative history ... A hugely impressive achievement, bustling and sizzling with life on every page ... This is now simply the best popular history of the Middle Ages there is' * Sunday Times *
'An audacious, entertaining page-turner. Dan Jones covers a thousand years of history with elegance and panache' -- Dan Carlin, Hardcore History
'Dan Jones is in a class of his own ... Read this book to wrap your head around 1,000 years of history with as much ease and enjoyment as relaxing into a good novel' -- Professor Suzannah Lipscomb
'A badass history writer... to put it mildly' -- Duff McKagan
'Jones is careful to entertain, as well as enlighten ... Flashes of humour exist on the same page as academic rigour ... Copious colour plates turn Powers and Thrones into a great gift, as well as a great read' * Aspects of History *
'An epic new history of the Middle Ages, which grippingly chronicles the forces that defined the period - and which would go on to shape ours' * Huffington Post *
'This gripping history manages to bring novelty to a well-trod subject, spanning the Dark Ages and the globe. Traversing crises and empires and shedding new light on famous subjects, this archive of a fascinating time enthralls till the final page' * Newsweek Magazine *
'I've never read such a comprehensive and storming history of the Middle Ages, nor am I ever likely to again. Crusaders swept me away, but this? This is electric: pumping energy into an era glossed over ... Literally, I was in tears at the end; I didn't want the storytelling to end' -- David Learner (Toppings Booksellers, Ely)
'A rip-roaring read and exhilarating to the very end' * International Times *
'Casts a new light on places such as Rome, Paris, Venice and Constantinople; and it features some of history's most notorious and famous men and women' * Bexhill-on-Sea Observer *

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