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Realm Divided: A Year in the Life of Plantagenet England

Realm Divided: A Year in the Life of Plantagenet England

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I must say that I really do enjoy Dan Jones’s books. This is my fifth read by him and I have no been disappointed by any of his books. I think what really pulls me into Dan’s books is the writing style. It honestly doesn’t feel like you are reading nonfiction. I love the way everything flows and how everything is explained. A lot of time in nonfiction, it feels like the author is either trying to show off how smart they are or writing way above their readers. Dan doesn’t do that. He writes in an engaging way that anyone can understand-even if you know nothing about the content. I love that the book explored all different types of life and just didn’t focus on the nobility. Now, the nobility is a huge chunk of this book, because that is what most of the facts that we have are. I do like how Dan weaved in bits of daily life and showed us just how hard life actually was. We get to see how political did or didn’t affect those at the bottom. We also get to see just how much influence the Church had at the time and how everything pretty much centered around it. I really honestly almost didn’t pick this one. I thought it was just the British version of Manga Carta, but it’s not. This is an excellent companion book to have if you really enjoyed Manga Carta. Both are short reads. Yes, both do cover a lot of the same topics, but this deals more with the human element of history. So, a great short read. It’s under three hundred pages and it is super easy to read.
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