Book Release Time!
Today is September 4th and that marks the release date of The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors by Dan Jones!
The fifteenth century experienced the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands violently seven times as the great families of England fought to the death for power, majesty and the right to rule. Dan Jones completes his epic history of medieval England with a new book about the the Wars of the Roses – and describes how the Plantagenets, tore themselves apart and were finally replaced by the Tudors.
With vivid descriptions of the battle of Towton, where 28,000 men died in a single morning, to Bosworth, where the last Plantagenet king was hacked down, this is the real story behind Shakespeare’s famous history plays.
(Blurb from Goodreads)
Yay! This book is now finally out. I was able to read this fantastic historical non-fiction piece because I managed to get my hands on an eARC via Netgalley, which I am ever so grateful for because I loved this book to bits and pieces. I ended up rating it four stars out of five and my review on it can be found a little while back right here, should you be interested.
It is a great, big piece on several big events in British history and tells the very vivid stories in such a way that you can’t help but devour them. Everything was incredibly insightful, (mostly) fun to read (and when I say ‘mostly’ I don’t mean the beheadings, naturally) and I can just highly recommend this to anyone who loves history and isn’t afraid to read several hundred pages of it.
It is important to note that I think today marks the release date in the UK — the release date for the US is October 14th, I believe — if incorrect, anyone feel free to correct me, but that is what I concluded after seeing tweets and different publishing dates on sites.
You can now find more information on The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses and the Rise of the Tudors through the following channels:
As always, thank you for reading — I hope you have a lovely day!