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Summer of Blood
Summer of Blood: England's First Revolution | Dan Jones
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Plantagenets and a top authority on the historical events that inspired Game of Thrones, a vivid, blood-soaked account of one of the most famous rebellions in historythe first mass uprising by the people of England against their feudal masters In the summer of 1381, ravaged by poverty and oppressed by taxes, the people of England rose up and demanded that their voices be heard. A ragtag army, led by the mysterious Wat Tyler and the visionary preacher John Ball, rose up against the fourteen-year-old Richard II and his most powerful lords and knights, who risked their property and their lives in a desperate battle to save the English crown. Dan Jones brings this incendiary moment to life and captures both the idealism and brutality of that fateful summer, when a brave group of men and women dared to challenge their overlords, demand that they be treated equally, and fight for freedom. Praise for Summer of Blood: Hot, brave and reeking with gore. The Times (London) Sound scholarship and sexy writing make this . . . essential reading. The Independent (London), Book of the Year Praise for The Plantagenets: A real life Game of Thrones, as dramatic and blood-soaked as any work of fantasy . . . Fast-paced and accessible, The Plantagenets is old-fashioned storytelling and will be particularly appreciated by those who like their history red in tooth and claw. The Wall Street Journal From the Trade Paperback edition.
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I may be the only person out there who has yet to see Game of Thrones or read the books! I actually had to look up #RainesOfCastamere to see to what it refers!

When I think Game of Thrones, I think bloodbaths, the constant vying for power. Dan Jones is a leading expert on all things British royalty in the Medieval times, leading up to the rise of the Tudors. Here is one of his works, discussing the English Revolution of 1381. #SoaringScores

charl08 Nope, you're not the only one! 🙋‍♀️ 1mo
Librarybelle Thanks, @charl08 ! 😁 1mo
Cinfhen My hubby is a big fan of the author / I‘m gonna mention this book to him 🤓Thanks for sharing and posting 1mo
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Librarybelle @Cinfhen You‘re welcome! 1mo
Sace I haven't read GoT either. 1mo
Librarybelle @RestlessFickleBookHoarder Maybe I‘ll get to it some day. Too many other books I really want to read! 1mo
Sace It doesn't appeal to me in the least. 1mo
Librarybelle @RestlessFickleBookHoarder Not my usual reading, either. 🙂 1mo
batsy Count me in the haven't watched or read camp 😁 1mo
TheEllieMo I‘ve never read it, never watched it, I also had to Google the prompt! 1mo
Librarybelle Thanks, @batsy @TheEllieMo ! It‘s good to know I‘m in good company! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly I haven‘t read/watched either and have no desire to. 1mo
CrowCAH Nice! Great title and cover graphic! 1mo
Crazeedi I haven't read/seen either, is that bad?? 1mo
Librarybelle @MicheleinPhilly @Crazeedi I‘m so happy to see others who have not read/watched either! 1mo
Crazeedi @Librarybelle 🙃😍 1mo
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