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.
“Combines a love of the subject with factual history. . .a great story.” —San Francisco Chronicle
A History of the Plantagenets includes The Conquering Family, The Magnificent Century, The Three Edwards and The Last Plantagenets.
Thomas B. Costain was born in Brantford, Ontario, in 1885. His first success as a reporter came in 1902, when the Brantford Courier hired him as a reporter. In 1914 Costain started working for the Toronto-based magazine Maclean’s, which eventually led… More about Thomas B. Costain
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Published by Doubleday Mar 21, 2012| 480 Pages| ISBN 9780307809568