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Summer of Blood


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Dan Jones took a first in History from Pembroke College, Cambridge in 2002. He is an award-winning journalist and a pioneer of the resurgence of interest in medieval history. He lives in London.


'Combines zest and flair with an acute historical intelligence. Bold. Surprising. Unputdownable.' David Starkey

'Jones has certainly livened up the Middle Ages...Combining scholarly zest with novelistic flair he serves his account hot, brave and reeking with gore for a wide readership.' The Times

'Dan Jones seeks to uncover the idealism and brutality of this fateful summer...A fresh look.' John Guy, Sunday Times

'Dan Jones relates his tale with relish and zest...If anyone is looking for a racy account of England's "summer of blood" this is it.' TLS

'Jones's book is welcome...At his best...his prose rises to the occasion provided by the dramatic showdown between Richard and the rebels at Smithfield.' Spectator

'A pacy narrative.' Daily Telegraph

'Short, clear history of a long, hot summer.' Scotsman

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