Teaser Tuesday: The Plantagenets

Like the pie carousel in a diner, the Wheel of Time has turned ’round to Teaser Tuesday.

Just in case you don’t know, Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish theme, and anyone can play along! All you have to do is grab the book you’re currently reading, open to a random page and share a few sentences from that page. But make sure you don’t share any spoilers!*

*I wish I could take credit for this introduction, but I shamelessly stole it from Heather at bitsnbooks. To help me make amends, you should go check out her blog.

As I’m typing this I’m still reading The Road, but I’m making progress. Anyway, then next book on my shelf is The Plantagenets by Dan Jones. Hmm. I’m sensing a theme in English History in my TBR: Vikings, Edward the Great, Plantagenets, and (coming soon) the Wars of the Roses. Anyway, back to the book at hand.

The Goodreads’ Blurb

The first Plantagenet king inherited a blood-soaked kingdom from the Normans and transformed it into an empire stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. In this epic history, Dan Jones vividly resurrects this fierce and seductive royal dynasty and its mythic world.

We meet the captivating Eleanor of Aquitaine, twice queen and the most famous woman in Christendom; her son, Richard the Lionheart, who fought Saladin in the Third Crusade; and King John, a tyrant who was forced to sign Magna Carta, which formed the basis of our own Bill of Rights.

This is the era of chivalry, of Robin Hood and the Knights Templar, the Black Death, the founding of Parliament, the Black Prince, and the Hundred Year’s War. It will appeal as much to readers of Tudor history as to fans of ‘Game of Thrones’.

For our teaser, the Truly Random Number Generator sends us to page 169:

As Walter of Conventry wrote, "in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales there was no man who did not obey the nod of the King of England - a thing which, it is well known, had never happened to any of his forefathers." Unfortunately for John, he would soon fall prey to the fate of his predecessors.

Plantagenets book cover

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