I can’t say enough good things about The Plantagenets. As a junior scholar of the time period, I’m always looking for new and fresh perspectives to add to the tried and true names. Dan Jones is quickly establishing himself among those tight-knit ranks, and he’s done so by taking history and making it compellingly told without taking away from the salient details. He presents a mostly unbiased perspective, allowing the reader to take in the facts and form their own opinions. And though it was written as non-fiction, the narrative is strong enough, and so well-written, that you forget you’re not reading fiction. Read well into the night over several nights. Jones has quickly been added to my list of authors I’ll buy from no matter what he’s writing about. 5 stars.