Post-classical history

The Magnificent Century (The Plantagenets #2)

The Magnificent Century (The Plantagenets #2)

THE MAGNIFICENT CENTURY, the second volume of Costain's A History of the Plantagenets, covers Henry III's long and turbulent reign, from 1216 to 1272.

During his lifetime Henry was frequently unpopular, unreliable and inconsistent. Yet his reign saw spectacular advancement in the arts, sciences and theology, as well as in government. Despite all, it was truly a magnificent century.

A History of the Plantagenets includes THE CONQUERING FAMILY, THE MAGNIFICENT CENTURY, THE THREE EDWARDS and THE LAST PLANTAGENETS.

Chapter 1. A Boy Is Crowned King

Chapter 2. The War against the Invaders

Chapter 3. The Start of Sea Power

Chapter 4. Peace Comes to the Land and Death Comes to the Marshal

Chapter 5. The Minority and the Rise of Hubert de Burgh

Chapter 6. The Faith of the Century

Chapter 7. The Decline and Fall of Hubert de Burgh

Chapter 8. The Passing of a Great Man

Chapter 9. The Poitevins Rule England

Chapter 10. The Five Sons of the Good Knight

Chapter 11. The Royal Weathercock

Chapter 12. England’s Most Unpopular Queen

Chapter 13. Queen’s Men, King’s Men, and the Villain of the Piece

Chapter 14. The Home Life of the Royal Family—Richard of Cornwall

Chapter 15. Simon de Montfort

Chapter 16. The King Quarrels with Simon de Montfort

Chapter 17. Simon de Montfort as the Seneschal of Gascony

Chapter 18. Edward Marries the Infanta—A Trio of Great Kings

Chapter 19. The Sicilian Absurdity

Chapter 20. The Provisions of Oxford

Chapter 21. War Becomes Inevitable

Chapter 22. The First Moves of the Civil War

Chapter 23. The Battle of Lewes

Chapter 24. Simon de Montfort, the Statesman

Chapter 25. The Great Parliament

Chapter 26. Tales of Fair Ladies

Chapter 27. The Battle of Evesham

Chapter 28. The Disinherited

Chapter 29. The Magnificent Century

Chapter 30. Merrie England

Chapter 31. Roger Bacon

Chapter 32. The Death of Henry

Selected Bibliography