The Demon's Brood: A History of the Plantagenet Dynasty
The Plantagenets reigned over England longer than any other family from Henry II to Richard III. Four kings were murdered, two came close to deposition, and another was killed in a battle by rebels. Shakespeare wrote plays about six of them, further entrenching them in the national myth. Based on major contemporary sources and recent research, acclaimed historian Desmond Seward provides the first readable overview of the whole extraordinary dynasty, in one volume."
Introduction: The Demon and Her Heirs
Part I - The First Plantagenets
Chapter 1. The First Plantagenets
Chapter 2. The Eagle – Henry II
Chapter 3. The Lionheart – Richard I
Chapter 4. The Madman – John
Chapter 5. The Aesthete – Henry III
Part II - Plantagenet Britain?
Chapter 6. The Hammer – Edward I
Chapter 7. The Changeling – Edward II
Part III - Plantagenet France?
Chapter 8. The Paladin – Edward III
Chapter 9. The Absolutist – Richard II
Chapter 10. The Usurper – Henry IV
Chapter 11. The ‘Gleaming King’ – Henry V
Part IV - Lancaster and York
Chapter 12. The Holy Fool – Henry VI
Chapter 13. The Self-Made King – Edward IV
Chapter 14. The Suicide – Richard III
Chapter 15. Postscript – The Kings in the National Myth