Dan Jones

Dan Jones is an award-winning journalist and historian.  His first book, SUMMER OF BLOOD: THE PEASANTS’ REVOLT OF 1381 (William Collins) was published in 2009.  The Times said he has 'livened up the Middle Ages... combining scholarly zest with novelistic flair'. 

His second book, THE PLANTAGENETS: THE KINGS WHO MADE ENGLAND (William Collins) was published in the UK in 2012 and in the USA in 2013 as The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England (Viking).  It was a book of the year in The Times and The Observer, a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and an Evening Standard No1 bestseller.

His next book, THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WARS OF THE ROSES AND THE RISE OF THE TUDORS (Faber/Viking) will be published in 2014.  Dan is a consulting editor to Head of Zeus for their new Time Traveller’s Guide series.

Dan is a columnist at the London Evening Standard.  He has also writes regularly for The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph, and contributes to The Daily Beast, The Spectator, The Guardian, The Mail on Sunday, The Literary Review, The New Statesman, GQ, The Sun, BBC History Magazine and History Today

In 2013 he presented BBC4’s Fabric of Britain: The Wonder of Embroidery, a history of opus anglicanum, medieval England’s greatest art form.

Dan was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge.  He took a first in History in 2002.


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