17Jan

Tudors vs. Plantagenets

Posted by by Janet Dooley on 4 January 2012 in category in Tudors in Popular Culture - 0 0 Comments

Henry Tudor changed the course of history when he defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth. Richard was the last of the Plantagenets and Henry was the first of the Tudors. Half a millenium later, two British essayists make their case for which dynasty did more to make Britain great.

 

King John of England signing the Magna Carta (Source: ALAMY)

Since we're Tudorsource.com, you've probably guessed which side we're on (Go Tudors!) but these two authors, Leanda de Lisle and Dan Jones both make convincing arguments for which was the greater dynasty, or rather which dynasty put the "Great" into "Britain.  We hope you enjoy these essays as much as we did.

The Telegraph

 

 

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