A HISTORY OF THE PLANTAGENETS Including: The Conquering Family, The Magnificent Century, The Three Edwards, and, The Last Plantagenets

By: Costain, Thomas B. (Bertram)

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Book Condition: Very Good


B&W Illustrations; This is a Four Volume set. This is an early trade set, but not first editions. The books are in Very Good condition and are lacking the dust jackets. The covers are generally clean and bright, though there are occasional spots of ground-in dirt. The endpapers are illustrated with the Plantagenet Lions. The text pages are clean and bright. "Costain's work is a mixture of commercial history (such as The White and The Gold, a history of New France to around 1720) and fiction that relies heavily on historic events (one review stated it was hard to tell where history leaves off and apocrypha begins). His most popular novel was The Black Rose (1945) , centred in the time and actions of Bayan of the Baarin also known as Bayan of the Hundred Eyes. Costain noted in his foreword that he initially intended the book to be about Bayan and Edward I, but became caught up in the legend of Thomas a Becket's parents: an English knight married to an Eastern girl. The book was a selection of the Literary Guild with a first printing of 650,000 copies and sold over two million copies in its first year. His research led him to believe that Richard III was a great monarch tarred by conspiracies, after his death, with the murder of the princes in the tower. Costain supported his theories with documentation, suggesting that the real murderer was Henry VII. " (from Wikipedia)

Title: A HISTORY OF THE PLANTAGENETS Including: The Conquering Family, The Magnificent Century, The Three Edwards, and, The Last Plantagenets

Author Name: Costain, Thomas B. (Bertram)

Categories: British Royal History,

Edition: Trade Edition

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Company: 1962

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: A37730

Keywords: British Royal history Thomas B. Costain Kings And Emperors A History of the Plantagenet Platagenet Royal Dynasties Middle Ages The Hundred Year War England,