The fifteenth century experienced the longest and bloodiest series
of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed
hands violently five times as the great families of England fought
to the death for the right to rule. Some of the greatest heroes and
villains in history were thrown together in these chaotic years.
Yet efforts were made to maintain some semblance of peace and
order, as chivalry was reborn, the printing press arrived, and the
Renaissance began to flourish. Following on from Dan Jones' best
selling The Plantagenets, The Hollow Crown is a vivid and
engrossing history of these turbulent times.